The Greater Kent Historical Society and Museum is searching for information on the historic Lunar Rover Space Buggy Project, which was built right here in Kent by Boeing in 1969.
This local creation traveled to the moon on Apollo Missions 15, 16, and 17, and is still parked up there somewhere. Numerous residents worked on this invention, and the society/museum is seeking more artifacts.
The Kent Downtown Partnership is still raising funds for a Lunar Rover replica in a downtown park, which will “foster community pride, honor our past, fuel our kids’ imaginations and inspire us to imagine what’s possible in the future.”
NOTE: As a 501(c)(3), your contribution to KDP’s community project is tax deductible.
If anyone has any research, articles, documents, or know those who worked on this project, please contact the Greater Kent Historical Museum:
855 E. Smith Street
Kent, WA, 98030
Here’s a video of the rover causing around the moon on the Apollo 16 mission:
To learn how money is being raised to build a replica of the Lunar Rover Space Buggy, click here.
Here are some photos of lunar rover artifacts taken by Scott Schaefer at the KDP’s ‘Bring the Moon to Downtown Kent’ gala in June: