Trivia

Hard

Instead Of The Lunar Rover, NASA Considered Using Which Of The Following Instead?

Motorized Skis
Rocket Boots
Motorcycles
Gliders
A lunar motorcycle undergoing a low-gravity test aboard a NASA KC-135.
NASA

Answer: Motorcycles

What did astronauts use to get around on the moon? A lunar rover, naturally. We’ve all seen photos of the cool rover that Apollo-era astronauts used to navigate the surface of the moon outside their lunar lander. What could they have used instead? A lunar motorcycle.

Lest you think we’re pulling your leg, we assure you that we are not. As part of the program to develop lunar transportation for the moon expeditions, NASA also developed a lunar motorcycle as a backup plan in case the lunar rover program wasn’t finished in time and the astronauts were unable to take it with them to the moon.

The electric engine lunar motorcycles made it through the development stage and into the testing phase—seen here, undergoing a low-gravity test aboard a NASA KC-135 “vomit comet” test plane—but were ultimately shelved because the lunar rover program completed development in time for deployment with the Apollo missions.

Trivia

Hard

If You’re Drinking Tisane, You’re Drinking?

Trivia

Hard

What Are The Most Influential Sci-Fi Writers Of The 20th Century Called?

Trivia

Hard

Which Video Game Was The First To Feature A Female Protagonist?

Trivia

Easy

Which Popular CD Burning App’s Name Is A Historical Pun?

Trivia

Very Hard

The Longest Continuous Wall Ever Built Was Not Located In China But?

Trivia

Very Hard

In Video Games Temporary Bonuses Are Referred To As?

Trivia

Hard

Cel-Shading Was First Used In Which Video Game?

Trivia

Very Hard

The Search Engine Equivalent Of The 555 Telephone Numbers Seen In Television And Film Is?

Trivia

Hard

Which Country Has The Most Authors Per Capita?

Trivia

Easy

Which Animal Isn’t Poisonous When Raised In Captivity?