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command module

(moj -ool) (CM) See Apollo.

command module

[kə′mand ‚mäj·ül]
(aerospace engineering)
The spacecraft module that carries the crew, the main communication and telemetry equipment, and the reentry capsule during cruising flight.
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Worden worked as the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission, the fourth lunar landing mission.
Councillor Ann Crimmings, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: "This will be a unique opportunity to listen to the space travel tales of Col Al Worden, the command module pilot for Apollo 15.
The text is accompanied by hundreds of photographs from the NASA vaults, the archives of LIFE, and other leading magazines of the day, documenting the development of the agency and the mission, life inside the command module and on the moon's surface, as well as the world's jubilant reaction to the landing.
After docking back with the command module, the lunar module was jettisoned into lunar orbit.
Apollo 15 command module pilot Al Worden, 82, who landed in Ireland earlier this week, said he believes there are other species out there.
The world watched in awe as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set their lunar module Eagle down in the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969, while crewmate Michael Collins orbited above in the command module Columbia.
Also, a small copy of the Declaration of Independence that journeyed to the moon, American flags that have been flown into space, gold foil from the Apollo 13 Odyssey command module and an Apollo 11 checklist signed by Buzz Aldrin are on sale.
The third member of their crew, Michael Collins, orbited overhead in the command module.
20 to relocate a crane, launch a small science satellite and install micrometeoroid shields on the space station's Zvezda command module.
Gordon, 82, piloted the command module for the mission four months after Neil Armstrong -who died last week - made the first moonwalk in 1969 He will be presented with the plaid when he comes to Glasgow next month.
Apollo 11 Command Module pilot Michael Collins said simply: "He was the best, and I will miss him terribly.
The command module of a large photovoltaic park near the northern Bulgarian village of Pobeda, Pleven district, was blasted by a grenade.

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