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Apollo 14
Prototype of the Modular Equipment Transporter (MET)

A prototype of the Modular Equipment Transporter (MET), nicknamed the "Rickshaw" after its shape and method of propulsion. This equipment was used by the Apollo 14 astronauts during their geological and lunar surface simulation training in the Pinacate volcanic area of northwestern Sonora, Mexico. The Apollo 14 crew will be the first one to use the MET. It will be a portable workbench with a place for the lunar handtools and their carrier, three cameras, two sample container bags, a Special Environmental Sample Container, spare film magazines, and a Lunar Surface Penetrometer.

Catalog Date: 13 February 1970
Film Type: 35mm
NASA image: S70-29505

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