‘My other car is out of this world.’
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The moon scooter was tested as a backup in case the rover wasn't ready in time for launch.
They should have made it a trike would have been more stable.
Stability is relative on Moon gravity.
3-wheel ATV's are banned in the US because of death and injuries caused by the design's instability.
Two wheels would have been lighter and more compact, and likely easier to get a functional unit launch-ready, but as it turned out, the rover was ready and used anyway.
I'm thinking one wheel might be enough…
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