Mar 14, 2023

Coffee at the Cosmo about lunar rover

Posted Mar 14, 2023 1:15 PM
Lunar Rover-Photo Courtesy Cosmosphere
Lunar Rover-Photo Courtesy Cosmosphere

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Thursday, March 16 Coffee at the Cosmo will talk about the 'moon buggy' that made much of its exploration possible.

"This month is The Amazing Rover," said Mimi Meredith with Cosmosphere. "Our curator, Shannon Whetzel, is one of the favorite presenters at Coffee at the Cosmo. She is going to share some information she's recently been researching about the lunar rover."

Coffee at the Cosmo is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

"The greatest exploration we did of the moon was only possible because of that little vehicle," Meredith said. "How did engineers create something so light and so easily folded into a small package that it could be transported to the moon? Shannon's going to tell everyone about that and some of the stories that go along with those different exploration missions."

The LRV allowed Apollo 15, 16, and 17 astronauts to push the frontier of human exploration by traversing a mountainous area on the Moon the size of Manhattan.  Coffee at the Cosmo can be enjoyed in-person at the Cosmosphere or live online via Zoom from anywhere!

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