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|Go4Launch||Boeing released stickers and other items depicting "license plates" for the three Apollo lunar roving vehicles; yet photos don't seem to show any license plates on the vehicles themselves. So was the concept of an actual plate just fantasy on Boeing's part? |
|Cozmosis22||Am guessing that those "license plates" were just for fun and never intended to go to the moon. |
|SkyMan1958||Dave Scott took ~ 15 of them with him to the Moon. He carried them with him at all times that he was on the lunar surface.|
|FullThrottle||What does a lunar rover license plate look like?! All these years and I never knew or realized it actually had a license plate!|
|Rusty B||A personalized plate?|
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|ilbasso||This was a souvenir reproduction that Boeing distributed back in 1971.|
The small print at the bottom reads, "Replica of the Apollo 15 License Plate for the First Manned Lunar Roving Vehicle."
|lspooz||Okay, I've followed the RR Auction for one of Dave Scott's original 15 lunar rover license plates but with more than a week left the next bid is over $7200... Not bad for a flown/EVA artifact.|
While I'd love to win this, with the cost approaching a significant fraction of the cost of my own electric vehicle (LEAF) I'll probably have to pass.
My question is: have any of these 15 been sold before? Any others out there [perhaps I should post as WTB]? Or should I contact Dave Scott directly?
|SkyMan1958||Here's a link to when, and for how much, various of these have gone for...|
|lspooz||Thanks for the link - that actually makes me feel better since the plate will sell for a price SO FAR out of my reach [rather than just barely out-of-budget] that it won't be so tantalizing!|
|SkyMan1958||Apollo 15 had the LRV 001 "license plates" carried by Dave Scott. Did either Apollo 16 or 17 have comparable "license plates"? Also, if so, are there any pictures of them?|
Editor's note: Threads merged.
|BA002||Just out of curosity: since these number plates were carried in his space suit rather than in the PPK, would these qualify as unofficial?|