Unreal: Stabilized Video Of Astronaut Blasting Around On The Moon In Lunar Rover

December 18, 2013


This is stabilized footage taken from the Apollo 16 mission of astronaut John W. Young blasting around on the moon's surface in the lunar rover. It looks like he was trying to do donuts. It really is worth a watch (especially in HD). It's hard to believe humans have actually driven a car on the moon, and it happened over 40 years ago. What have we done since then? "I was born." Wow, definitely the crowning glory of human achievement. Have you called the history books yet? "You don't have to be rude about it." You know I'm just projecting, I wrote poems about you before bed.

Keep going for the video, followed by the original shaky one.

Thanks to K B, who agrees Hollywood really went out of their way to make that lunar backlot look realistic.

  • Graig

    The moon looks deceptively large. It looks small because there's no landmarks. But they kept driving and driving and the far off mountains barely moved. There's no stars because it's daytime on the moon. If the astronauts could see them, then for sure the camera couldn't record the stars it was probably set for a very small aperture so that it could record the moon and the astronauts.

  • da1nonlysage

    Now back to playing this in Gran Turismo 6

  • Broseph

    it looks unreal for a reason.....notice the lack of stars?...in SPACE? with nothing that should be blocking them, no atmosphere? Almost like this was under some dome beneath [redacted]

    damn you sopa/obama next you won't let me tell them about [redacted]

  • Kenlin Bros

    Yeah, and how come we can't HEAR the rover driving around?

    Maybe because it's a SCALE MODEL?!

  • Broseph

    everybody knows theres no sound in space...thats why they didn't record any audio.

    scale model, don't be silly. the rover was big enough, thats a real actor in there.

  • BeastmanAIDS

    The troll is strong in this one...

  • Soylent Green Is People

    Give 'er.

  • Job Genders

    Go-PRO cameras... before it was cool :D

  • catallergy

    Why are there no stars visible? Is it the brightness of the reflected sunlight off the moon's surface that makes them indistinguishable? Or maybe just the low quality of the video footage? Or a combination of the two?

  • Forblat
  • catallergy

    Thanks. I had a feeling it had something to do with the brightness of the reflected light. The quick exposure on the camera makes complete sense. Actually, I am kind of disappointed I didn't realize that on my own.

  • Broseph

    thats what they want you to think...ever try setting fstops with big clunky astronaut gloves? it can't be done. that was just something they thought up after the fact when people pointed out their lies

  • Anon the Mouse

    ...is that a Dalek at 0:15 o-o"

  • Broseph

    yes. just like the famous martian ground squirrel or neal armstrong's cigarette butt its proof they were just using an old scifi set. wasn't supposed to be on screen but either the camraman or cleanup crew got sloppy....or maybe set design wanted to plant a little joke in there and nobody caught it

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