Sunday, August 29, 2010
LER visits Shorty Crater
A replica of the Lunar Electric Rover (LER) is at the KSC visitors center. In this case, the LER appears to be climbing out of a crater in the Taurus-Littrow Valley called "Shorty" at which Jack Schmitt, the first professional Geologist to explore the Moon in December 1972 found orange colored soil. Obviously, the museum chose a picture from the Apollo 17 mission as a backdrop. The LER is a test vehicle that is being used by the Desert RATs program which is helping to both practice for future lunar exploration and test procedures and hardware. This image was taken with my 10mm fisheye lens with an exposure of 1/50 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 400.