From the upcoming SpaceRip 4k epic… “Apollo’s New Moon” produced by David Sky Brody.
July 20th 1969: 49 minutes after Neil Armstrong delivered his “one small step” line, Buzz Aldrin conducted a series of mobility tests to determine the best ways for astronauts to get around the lunar surface. His walkabout was seen live on television screens across planet Earth. Here – presented in 4K video for the first time – is the view from a motion picture camera in the Lunar Module. NASA’s original slow-scan TV stream has been inset for comparison.
Buzz’s test ended when Mission Control patched through a call from the President of the United States, Richard Nixon.
Suggested Tags: Moonwalk, Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, walking on the moon, mobility.
Buzz Aldrin: I’d like to evaluate the various paces that a person can (static) traveling on the lunar surface. I believe I’m out of your field-of-view. Is that right, now, Houston?
Bruce McCandless CAPCOM (Mission Control): That’s affirmative, Buzz. You’re in our field-of-view now.
Buzz Aldrin: Alright, you do have to be rather careful to keep track of where your center of mass is. Sometimes, it takes about two or three paces to make sure you’ve got your feet underneath you.
About two to three or maybe four easy paces can bring you to a fairly smooth stop. (To) change directions, like a football player, you just have to put a foot out to the side and cut a little bit.
The so-called kangaroo hop does work, but it seems as though your forward mobility is not quite as good as it is in the more conventional one foot after another.
As far as saying what a sustained pace might be, I think that one that I’m using now would get rather tiring after several hundred (static). But this may be a function of this suit, as well as the lack of gravity forces.