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Hovering Over The Lunar Surface

Science fiction fans and space aficionados recall NASA's LRV, the battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon for the final three Apollo program missions.

But wouldn't it be fun to hover over the moon?

The Moon Hopper is an idea from a 1973 short story by Raymond F. Jones, Rider in the Sky, published in 1973 in Thrilling Science Fiction:

At the moment there was some need for a good, reliable one-man conveyance for the Moon. Wheeled vehicles required monstrous balloon tires to keep from sinking into the pumice-like dust. Tracked vehicles were equally cumbersome. But SPI had developed a neat little reaction vehicle they were thinking of calling the Moon Hopper. It looked like a sure thing.

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