Lunar Rover Operations Handbook…just in case you ever need it.


Lunar Rover Operations Handbook

Doc. LS006-002-2H
Prepared by the Boeing Company
LRV Systems Engineering
Huntsville, Alabama
April 19, 1971

Scanning and PDF formatting by Ron Wells.
Last revised 2 November 2005.

The document is available as a single PDF file:

  • Lunar Rover Operations Handbook 38 Mb )

or in eight parts, each about about 5 Mb in size:

  • Cover; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Section 1 – General Information: Vehicle Systems, Mobility Subsystem ( 4.8 Mb )
  • Section 1 – General Information: Mobility Subsystem (cont.), Electrical Power Subsystem, Control and Display Console, Navigation Subsystem, Crew Station ( 5.4 Mb )
  • Section 1 – General Information: Crew Station (cont.), Thermal Control, Space Support Equipment (inc. Deployment); Section 2 – Normal Procedures: Introduction ( 5.7 Mb )
  • Section 2 – Normal Procedures: Introduction, Deployment, Configuration, Post-Deployment Checkout, Payload Loading ( 4.9 Mb )
  • Section 2 – Normal Procedures: Payload Loading (cont.), Pre-Sortie Checkout and Prep, Configuration for Science Stop, Configuration for Science Stop Departure, Post-Sortie Checkout, Display Reading; Section 3 – Malfunction Procedures ( 4.6 Mb )
  • Section 4 – Auxilliary Equipment; Section 5 – Operating Limitations; Section 6 – Operating Timelines ( 4.7 Mb )
  • Section 6 – Operating Timelines (cont.); Section 7 – Operating Profiles; Section 8 – 1g Trainer Non-Crew Procedures ( 4.9 Mb )
  • Section 8 – 1g Trainer Non-Crew Procedures (cont.) ( 2.8 Mb )

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Solving the Mystery of the Sheboygan Dead Horse Photo

Is this where Tom Green got his inspiration?

A 2007 Calendar photo, taken from the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center archives of Wisconsin, sparked some humorous comments and serious questions, first in the community – and then across the internet.

Sheboygan Press newspaper reporter Janet Ortegon first wrote an article to see if the mystery could be solved. Why was a man in a top hat and tails sitting on a dead horse at the intersection of Indiana and South Eighth sometime in the late 19th century?

I don’t think the original article can be found on the internet anymore. The last place that it could be seen was on the google cache. I haven’t checked the wayback machine yet.

There are some theories about what is actually taking place in this photo.

This first theory converged on an August 1900 cyclone that hit Sheboygan midday – when the famous Gentry Brothers “Dog and Pony Show“ was in town. Combining news reports from all over the country, as well as the “20 years ago today“ type recollections, we found that the animals were scattered during the storm. In addition, ringmasters of such shows did do the “play dead” stunts with their horses, so it seemed possible that either a horse did get killed (even though multiple reports said no people were killed, though there was extensive property damage, as many buildings were destroyed) – or it was seen as an opportunity for a publicity stunt.

A very interesting article via Ancestral Manor.

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Yea, I finally got a Joost invite. Now, I have several invites to share. You’ve never heard of Joost? Well, it is still in it’s beta stage and the only way to join is to get an invite (much like gmail was a short time ago.)

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