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Questions tagged [moonwalking]

Questions regarding extravehicular activity performed on the surface of the moon.

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Why is there no exosphere demonstrating moon dust and particles in the Apollo footage?

I have read dust levitates on the moon's surface extending to 100 miles in the sky (horizon) creating an exosphere. Dust levitates because the surface of the moon and dust particles have become ...
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How would you move in low gravity without a suit?

Assuming your in a habitable environment, how would you move on a planet or moon with significantly less gravity without the encumbering EVA suit?
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How close did Apollo 16 astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr. get to the edge of Plum crater?

The New York Times article What Happened to Earth’s Ancient Craters? Scientists Seek Clues on the Moon’s Pocked Surface includes a NASA photo with the caption: Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., of the ...
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What was the colour of the shoes used by the Apollo astronauts in moon landing?

The pictures from Apollo landing despite being in high resolution, does not reveal the right colour of the shoes used by the astronauts during the EVA on the moon. An example - Buzz Aldrin picture ...
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Are there any videos of onboard the Apollo Lunar Module while landed on the Moon?

These would be very worthy videos since there is air in the Lunar Module and they don't wear the heavy spacesuits, so one could see how they behave on the Moon in a breathable atmosphere and without ...
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Would it be possible to use a modern Orlan-MKS space suit for a moon walk?

The Orlan space suits are semi rigid with a solid torso and flexible arms and legs. They (the previous models) have been used for space walks in Earth orbit with success from 1985 until now. Their ...
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Which planets and moons can you walk on?

Which planets and moons have a surface where you could survive with a conventional or near-future spacesuit? Assume oxygen, water, and food supplies are accounted for, but roughly current limitations ...
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Could “Asteroid Redirect” make the moon more dangerous for astronauts for a long time?

The proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission would capture a small astroid, then tow it back to the moon and place it in orbit - in a bag - if I understand correctly. I'm all for creative thinking applied ...
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What was this Ziploc bag used for on an Apollo 14 moonwalk?

And how the heck would an astronaut have opened it with his gloves on? Is that bag likely to still be there in good condition, or would it have been broken down by radiation by now? Was it normal to ...
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Could you “fire hose wash” a space suit on the Moon or Mars?

There are some concerns about Lunar dust attaching to the space suits during the Apollo missions. So Suitports are being developed. On Earth, cars get pretty dirty too, but a car wash solves that. ...
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Is it scientifically possible to briefly walk on the moon bare footed?

Is it scientifically possible to briefly walk on the moon bare footed? What possible side effects could there be? Are these side effects mild enough to make it worth it?
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Selfies on the Moon

Number 8 on this Cracked PhotoPlasty article made me wonder - what would happen to an unprotected smartphone on the moon?
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How far can you fall on the Moon without injury?

In the book "The Gods Themselves", Isaac Asimov imagines humans living on the Moon would enjoy much greater freedom of movement on the Moon. Each pair went up in unison; each pair rose and fell in ...
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Who installed the camera on the Moon to film the “First step”?

On Wikipedia page on Moon landing, Neil Armstrong is shown stepping down on the surface of the Moon using the spaceship's ladder:        Still frame from a video ...
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Why is it so hard to walk on the Moon?

In videos of astronauts walking on the Moon, it seems very hard to move around with any efficiency, and it seems impossible to run. Why is this? What could be done to mitigate these effects?