amberwolf wrote: ↑
Feb 08, 2018 12:10 pm
OK, you've got me there.
Though it was a lot more than 40 years. 2018 now, 40 years would've been 1978, and there hadn't been a moon mission in years. 50 years would be 1968 (I"ll be that in just under 3 months), so closer; 48.4 years more accurate.
The "Luna Rover" landed with Apollo 15 in 1971, so 47 yrs ago... (isnt Wiki' useful !
But actually it was preceeded by the Russian "Lunakod 1". Autonamous vehicle which landed on the moon in 1970.
Recently i believe the Chinese have also landed and operated a Luna exploring vehicle.
But the US wins on shere numbers with 3 Luna Rovers on the moon currently !
Sound like its a bit of a parking lot up there now !
Counting the various Mars Rover vehicles, there are multiple EVs in front of Tesla, all of them with much more functionality.
I doubt there was much "Commercial" about the Roadster,...they have not started producing them yet .
Infact , its a good bet there are more Luna Rovers on the moon than there are Tesla Roaster 2s on Earth ?