pap00009.jpg Testing the Surveyor Camera SystemThumbnailsPreparing to Test Equipment, 1964
Description: In 1964, two lunar rover prototypes were tested on the Bonito Lava Flow to determine which had the best trafficability on the lava.

The lava tore the tread from the Bendix prototype (shown here), and both prototypes were ultimately dropped because of poor field-test results.

Collection: USGS Open-File Report 2005-1190, Figure 009.
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