The Lunar Rover Vehicle 1G Trainer by William F. Probert
Three Lunar Roving Vehicles were left parked at different sites on the surface of the moon some forty years ago. They had flown on the last three Apollo Missions; 15, 16 and 17. Both the prime and backup crew members of these flights had developed their LRV operating skills and procedures, on a terrestrial equivalent called the 1G Trainer. This is a collection of photographs documenting the configuration of this one-of-a-kind vehicle as it was being built in 1970.
About the author:
William Probert graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute of Technology in the Spring of 1957. During his 38 year career with GM, he worked military and government programs almost exclusively, both in-plant and at field sites. The scope of these programs ranged from underseas to aerospace. During the early years of the missile programs, Mr. Probert was a member of the inertial guidance engineering teams for both the Mace and the Titan II missile systems. The Lunar Rover Program was another high-profile program that he worked in the early 1970’s.