INCOSE Midwest Gateway: Spacecraft on Wheels: Boeing's Lunar Roving Vehicle

St. Louis
6300 James S. McDonnell Blvd
Kirk Kittell

Enter the Building 100 parking lot from Airport Rd.


Presentation (without media): 2022-10-27_lrv_4-3.pdf

Presentation (with notes pages): 2022-10-27_lrv_4-3_notes.pdf

References used for the presentation: 


Please park in the visitor parking spots at Building 100. Once you turn into Building 100, turn right/east for the parking lot.


Note (Oct 25): the registration page is still open. If you're not a Boeing employee, there is a chance we can't get you a visitor badge for the Oct 27 event. Go ahead and register, but also send us an email at so we can check it out. Sorry for the trouble, but there is some security screening involved.

Please register for the event at Registration is free and open to all (not limited to INCOSE members), but we need you to register so that we can provide you a required Boeing visitor badge at the door. (Boeing employees, you can use your work badge.)

About the event

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) was developed by Boeing for Apollo missions 15, 16, and 17. Each LRV mission allowed astronauts to travel farther, bring more scientific equipment, and return more samples to Earth than the walking missions. The LRV looks simple, but the "spacecraft on wheels" enabled the major scientific discoveries of Apollo. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 17 (December 1972), learn how the LRV was engineered, how it was folded into the Lunar Module like origami, and how to operate the vehicle like an astronaut. 1972 model year vehicles are hard to find, but Artemis editions are coming soon.



Kirk Kittell is a systems engineer at Boeing, working on aircraft health management systems. Before working on aircraft, he worked on the Orion Launch Abort System at Orbital Sciences and in the Mission Evaluation Room at NASA Johnson Space Center on Space Shuttle missions STS-124 and STS-126. He has a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Illinois and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.


The event will be held in the auditorium of Boeing Building 100 at 6300 James S. McDonnell Blvd. in St. Louis.

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