NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Collection
Apollo 14: Rickshaw Tracks Across the Moon
Brilliant sunlight glints off tracks gently winding across the the Moon's Frau Maro highlands [ http://ees5-www.lan ]. The tracks were made by the Apollo 14 crew's [ http://ees5-www.lan ] two-wheeled Modularized Equipment Transporter (MET), fondly known as the "rickshaw". The MET was designed as an aid to surface exploration. Serving as a workbench with a place for the lunar handtools, it also carried cameras, sample containers, spare film and a Lunar Surface Penetrometer. The path outlined in the lunar soil [ http://images.jsc.n ] leads away from Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell's Lunar landing Module, tracing the path of their first venture across the lunar landscape [ http://antwrp.gsfc. ].
Credit and Copyright:
Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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