Features - Goodyear flies to the moon

Goodyear flies to the moon

Features Published the 15/02/2010

Goodyear and NASA have developed a tyre that can cover long distances and heavy loads on lunar missions. This prototype uses neither rubber, nor an inner tube. It is comprised of 800 springs set on inside the other which cannot deflate or puncture.

The Spring Tire is likely to withstand better than rubber the temperature differences that exist between sunlit and shadowed areas on the moon. Its energy consumption is also lower thanks to the absence of heating. This new technology may one day be used, not only for lunar vehicles but, according to scientists, on land.