Introduction: How to Moonwalk

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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


Comments

tesla man (author)2012-06-23

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

joey99 (author)2010-05-21

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

Dr. Explosion (author)joey992010-05-21

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

bowmaster (author)2009-07-07

Back flips on the moon are fun.

PKM (author)2008-08-15

I see what you did there.

Dr. Explosion (author)PKM2008-08-15

Excuse me?

jman109 (author)Dr. Explosion2008-08-26

i wonder what PKM means by that?

PKM (author)jman1092008-08-26

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".

jman109 (author)PKM2008-08-27

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

jman109 (author)2008-08-23

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

Dr. Explosion (author)jman1092008-08-23

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

jman109 (author)Dr. Explosion2008-08-24

yeah thats what I thought

GorillazMiko (author)2008-08-16

LOL. Hilarious. +5/5 stars. (added to favorites)

Thanks!!!!

Audey (author)2008-08-16

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

Dr. Explosion (author)Audey2008-08-16

Why thank you!

Audey (author)Dr. Explosion2008-08-17

no thank you!

pljm (author)2008-08-16

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

theringer321 (author)2008-08-16

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

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

**shoves food in face**

theringer321 (author)2008-08-16

OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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