1960 – “Homobile” Lunar Rover – Hugo Gernsback (American)

In 1960, the indefatigable Gernsback came out with another lunar rover design. He called it the “Homobile.” It had a pressurized cabin mounted on tracks and powered by electricity from fuel cells, with a leg-powered generator as an alternate source of energy. The cabin also had a pair of manipulator arms.

Source:Originally from “1961 Forecast”, 1960 pp8-11 by Hugo Gernsback.


Similar illustrations from an early book of space travel and a Sci-fi magazine.

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Illustration from Première Croisière Sur La Lune by Fletcher Pratt, 1952.

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Illustration by Frank R. Paul, Fantastic Adventure, 1940.


See other early Space Teleoperators here.

See other early Lunar Robots here.


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