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Historic Washington: Bring the Moon to Downtown Kent

Just three Lunar Roving Vehicles (LRV’s) went to the moon; only six men have driven them. Never has so much imagination and research gone into the production of a wheeled vehicle, making possible the greatest manned explorations of the Moon, and they came from Kent, Washington!

Commonly known as the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy, it’s history’s first and only manned surface transportation system designed to operate on the Moon. At its Kent-based Space Center, the Boeing Company designed, tested and built the four-wheeled vehicle for NASA that was last used during Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17 between 1971-72. Three Kent-built Lunar Rovers remain on the Moon.