Lunar Grand Prix shows us that it was a dune buggy ride like no other as astronaut John Young, commander of Apollo 16, puts the lunar rover through its paces, at one point reaching a maximum speed of 10 km per hour (a little more than 6 m.p.h.)
And while this may seem slow to us on earth, Young describes the rocky and uneven terrain of the moon, along with its different gravitational force, as challenges to appreciate.
Young’s companion astronaut Charlie Duke, who filmed the scene, told Houston at the time, “. . . Man, Indy has never seen a driver like this.”
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