GM Helped The U.S. Tame Space
Advancing technology is not a new thing for GM. They have been doing it for many generations. How many car companies can say they worked with NASA? GM can. Back in the 1960s, they were developing tech for the Apollo moon program - the program that made putting people on the moon possible. Want to know more? Keep reading.
Choosing GM for the Apollo moon program was an easy choice for NASA since GM had already been working on developing new navigation technologies before every getting the NASA contract.
GM's AC Electronics Division built the inertial guidance system NASA used - a navigation system that did not use landmarks or signals to navigate. It was a complete stand-alone system and the first of its kind.
Meanwhile, GM's Delco Electronics Division tested, planned and built the Lunar Roving Vehicle after playing with many different prototypes.
The Lunar Roving Vehicle had the resemblance of a car but it only weighs 457 pounds and could haul 1080 pounds. It was also foldable for transportation purposes.
If these don't count as fun facts, we don't know what a fun fact is.