Airless Tires for Moon Vehicles

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New Lunar Tires Are Filled With Springs

Goodyear has developed for NASA a new airless tire made of springs that can be used on future moon missions:

The tire, constructed out of 800 load bearing springs, is designed to carry much heavier vehicles (up to 10 times) over much greater distances (up to 100 times) than the wire mesh tire that Goodyear helped develop for the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)…

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