How to Moonwalk

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Introduction: How to Moonwalk

In this Instructable, I will be describing how to move around if you ever find yourself stranded on the moon without a lunar rover. These are the official Moonwalks as described in the Space Academy Mission Journal distributed at the Huntsville, Alabama Space and Rocket Center.

Step 1: The Bunny-Hop

One of the possible moon-walk versions is the "Bunny Hop". To do this, just hop around, jumping with both feet off the ground at the same time. After getting a chance to use a 1/6 chair (an astronaut training device that simulates the moons gravity), I found this version to be the easiest and it also gives you the highest vertical jump too.

Here are some videos I found on YouTube of a 1/6 chair in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKypULnCC-Y&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXT3P4Wywog

Step 2: The Slow Motion Jog

The second moon-walk is the Jog. To do this, all you need to do is jog, just like back on earth, but with slow, exaggerated leaps. I find this to be the most fun way to moonwalk.

Step 3: The Side-to-Side

The third and final Moon-walk variation is the side to side. To do this, you must leap to the side, putting one foot out and bringing the other up to meet it, like a heel clicking, dancing elf, or this random guy.

Step 4: The End!

Now you know how to successfully walk on the moon. Safe travels and don't pull a Charlie Duke!


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    I came here thinking that it taught you to do the dance move

    just asking why would someone need this if its very unlikly you will ever go to the moon

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     Thats what you think! It was mostly a sarcastic entry for a "How to Moonwalk" category in a contest. 

    Back flips on the moon are fun.

    i wonder what PKM means by that?

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    From UrbanDictionary:

    "A common turn of phrase on the internet, generally used as an expression of quiet, subdued admiration for one's wit. Especially appropriate after a particularly deft pun. "

    Hard to explain properly.. it's a bit like the english equivalent of mazel tov :) It basically means "I have appreciated the parfait-like layers of your wordplay".

    o...k... thanks for explaining. :)

    this is really cool, I give 97 and 1/2 stars. lol really.... its awesome.... seriously.

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    Thank you! I've never gotten 97.5 stars before.....

    yeah thats what I thought

    well at least this is better than 90% of videos and slideshows...

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    no thank you!

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    lol, dr. explosion, this is a good instuctable I enjoyed the "don't pull a Charlie Duke" part

    I'm Sorry to say this Dr. But you have been packing on the pounds as shown in step 3 so i see why you would want to walk on the moon

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    I know, all those chili cheese steaks have really been adding up! :-P