Things sometimes didn't go as expected when NASA put astronauts on the moon. A new report from the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering found that Apollo moonwalkers often fell behind schedule while walking or driving on the lunar surface — sometimes an hour behind schedule.
On the Moon, mission control easily guided the astronauts through an updated schedule in real-time. It won't be as easy when crews arrive and walk on Mars. That's one reason the Georgia Tech team is looking at new technologies to prepare for future missions.