Sure, everyone's seen the space shuttle before. And NASA's newest moon buggy ride is yesterday's news. So what's NASA's greatest kept transportation secret? Why, the mobile lounge, of course!
Originally built for use with general aircraft, the mobile lounge is mounted on a scissor truck and was used when astronauts disembarked the space shuttle after a mission. The vehicles were designed by Chrysler and were ironically nicknamed "moon buggies" due to their appearance. In this rather uneventful video, you can watch the mobile lounge in action:If you're ever passing through the international terminal at Washington Dulles Airport, you may get the chance to get a ride on the mobile lounge, which is still in use there to ferry passengers. A rather bizarre vehicle with an odd place in the history of space exploration!