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Other Designations: Manned Flying System. Class: Manned. Type: Lunar rover. Nation: USA.

Bell Aerosystems designed a Manned Flying System for Apollo as a tool for lunar surface exploration. The Manned Flying System would be able to transport an astronaut and about 136 kg of equipment (or two astronauts) for distances up to 24 km from the original landing site.


Specification

Total Payload: 136 kg.


Apollo MFS Chronology


21 July 1965 Apollo Manned Flying System Program: Apollo.

Bell Aerosystems Company announced that it had received additional funds from NASA (almost a half million dollars) to continue work on another lunar vehicle, the so-called Manned Flying System. This latter craft, also primarily a tool for exploration, would be able to transport an astronaut and about 136 kg (300 lbs) of equipment (or two astronauts) for distances up to 24 km (15 mi) from the original landing site.



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