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Lunar Rover STEM Festival
November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Just three Lunar Roving Vehicles (LRV’s) went to the moon; only six people have driven them. Never has so much imagination and research gone into the production of a wheeled vehicle, making possible the greatest manned explorations of the Moon, and they came from Kent, Washington!
Commonly known as the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy, its history’s first and only crewed surface transportation system designed to operate on the Moon. At its Kent-based Space Center, the Boeing Company designed, tested and built the four-wheeled vehicle for NASA that was last used during Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17 between 1971-72. Three Kent-built Lunar Rovers remain on the Moon today.
Help us honor and celebrate our region’s role in the historic Apollo Space Program by landing an interactive replica of a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) at Kherson Park in the heart of Kent’s downtown. Donate today to help fund the project. We hope this installation inspires future generations to pursue one of the many out-of-this world opportunities still available to them today!