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The RPIF's 16-mm film collection contains historic films related to astronaut training, equipment field tests, geological expeditions and more. A few of the video are available here for online…
Grover - Geologic Roverhttp://astrogeology.usgs.gov/rpif/videos/grover
The Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle was an engineering miracle, but It would have collapsed on Earth under the weight of a suited astronaut. That's because it was designed to operate in lunar gravity,…
The USGS was involved in multiple ways, very early in the Apollo program, including high-resolution mapping of the landing spots. Starting in 1963, the USGS Astrogeology Research Program also played…
Regional Planetary Image Facilityhttp://astrogeology.usgs.gov/rpif
The joint USGS/NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility (RPIF) at the Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona is a planetary archive, library, and repository for photographic and…
Astrogeology 50th Anniversaryhttp://astrogeology.usgs.gov/about/astrogeology-50th-anniversary
The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is a national resource for the integration of planetary geoscience, cartography, & remote sensing. As explorers & surveyors, with a unique heritage of…
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Apollo Grover Historical Photo: B1image/jpeg 14 MB
James Irwin (left) and David Scott (right) drive Grover.
Apollo Grover Historical Photo: B2image/jpeg 12 MB
James Irwin (left with checklist) and David Scott (right) drive Grover; closeup of seating area and camera.
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James Irwin with chest-mounted camera and David Scott (not visible) drive Grover.
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Charles Duke (left) and John Young (right) drive Grover; camera and transceiver covered in gold foil, fenders installed.
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Charles Duke (background) and John Young (foreground) drive Grover with canyon in background; panoramic view.
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RPIF Photo Collection added to Astropedia: Grover Assembly and Astronaut TrainingAstropedia News: 11 July 2013
Thirty-five new photos from the RPIF were added to Astropedia. The photo collection contains historical images from the Apollo era detailing the assembly of the Geologic Rover (Grover) and astronaut…
The Atlantic Magazine Features AstrogeologyRpif News: 19 February 2013
The Atlantic featured the Astrogeology Science Center in an article titled, When We Blew Up Arizona to Simulate the Moon. The article delves into the astronaut training and crater making that…