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Goodyear Tire & Rubber (www.goodyear.com), Akron, OH, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have developed an airless tire to transport large, long-range vehicles across the surface of the moon.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (www.goodyear.com), Akron, OH, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have developed an airless tire to transport large, long-range vehicles across the surface of the moon. The "Spring Tire," with 800 load bearing springs, is designed to carry much heavier vehicles over much greater distances than the wire mesh tire previously used on the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle. The new tire will allow for broader exploration and the eventual development of a lunar outpost.
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Date:Oct 1, 2009
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