Friday, August 14, 2009

Apollo Moon Moped?


Back in those heady days of the Apollo program, all sorts of vehicles were being considered for travel on the lunar surface. They eventually decided on the 4-wheel car we've all seen, but one of the contenders was this 2-wheel battery powered scooter seen here undergoing micro-gravity testing aboard the modified KC-135 Stratotanker, better known as the "Vomit Comet".

(Yes, technically this is not a sub-50cc engine, but it's in the same power class, and I already did at least one steam engine. And now, back to gasoline, and the sweet smell of burning castor oil.)

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