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Old 01-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by markweatherill View Post
...a 'moon car' is certainly not going to need windscreen wipers.
It certainly could: not for rain, of course, but for the dust if you had several travelling in a convoy.

For the tires, the air pressure wouldn't be a problem, of course, but the rubber would have to handle surface temps of 200-250 degrees in a vacuum. I don't know enough about rubber chemistry to know how much of a problem it would be.

I think the main reason the Apollo lunar buggies used metal tires was to keep the weight down, though.
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