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Soil mechanicsPreliminary results are presented of an investigation of the physical and mechanical properties of lunar soil on the Descartes slopes, and the Cayley Plains in the vicinity of the LM for Apollo 16. The soil mechanics data were derived form (1) crew commentary and debriefings, (2) television, (3) lunar surface photography, (4) performance data and observations of interactions between soil and lunar roving vehicle, (5) drive-tube and deep drill samples, (6) sample characteristics, and (7) measurements using the SRP. The general characteristics, stratigraphy and variability are described along with the core samples, penetrometer test results, density, porosity and strength.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
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Mitchell, J. K.
(Calif. Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Carrier, W. D., III
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Houston, W. N.
(Calif. Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Scott, R. F.
(Calif. Inst. of Tech. Berkeley, United States)
Bromwell, L. G.
(MIT Berkeley, United States)
Durgunoglu, H. T.
(Calif. Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Hovland, H. J.
(Calif. Univ. Houston, TX, United States)
Treadwell, D. D.
(Calif. Univ.)
Costes, N. C.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Apollo 16 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Space Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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