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Lunar Rover Proposed by Science Fiction Writer Jerzy Zulawski in 1901

"One of the first fictional rovers is found in the novel, "A Srebyym Globie (On a Silver Globe), published in 1901 by the Polish writer, Jerszy Zulawski. It had a pressurized cabin and electric power. Its mobility subsystem was certainly one of its most imaginative features. The vehicle had wheels that could be removed and replaced with legs or "claws" for use on hills or rough surfaces. Additionally, the rover could be used as a boat!" ("Lunar Roving Vehicle: Historical Origins, Development and Deployment.")

 

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(See: "Lunar Roving Vehicle: Historical Origins, Development and Deployment.")

 

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Taken on June 24, 2011