lunar module


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lunar module

(moj -ool) (LM) See Apollo.
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lunar module

[′lü·nər ′mäj·ül]
(aerospace engineering)
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com, wrote of the Apollo 11 moonwalkers: "Before they got out of the lunar module, they had a moment of silence and Buzz Aldrin celebrates communion," Federer said of that day.
That mission eventually came about on July 20, 1969, with Richard Nixon at the helm of the US as the world - an estimated 600 million - watched, in awe, Armstrong and Aldrin get off their lunar module. The two then spent just under two and a half hours together outside the spacecraft - of the 21 hours 31 minutes on the lunar surface at what they named Tranquility Base - collecting little over 20 kilos (much to the glee of modern European budget airlines!) of lunar material to bring back home.
In Britain it was just before 4am on July 21 (still July 20 in the US, which is why that date is often given for the moonwalk) that children were woken from their beds to watch the epic event live, with a fuzzy picture of Armstrong descending the ladder of the lunar module.
The lunar module traveled for a couple of hours before finally docking with Columbia.
They set up a camera on a tripod about 30 feet from the lunar module. Half an hour later, President Richard Nixon spoke by telephone link with the astronauts.
Once there, after the bulk of the rocket had been disposed in stages into space, the Command Module would orbit the Moon, and the Lunar Module would land.
TheNewcastle-basednewspaper was reputedly the first in the world to hit the news stands, only minutes after the manned lunar module touched down on the Moon's surface at 8.17pm UK time on Sunday, July 20, 1969.
On board were three astronauts - mission commander Neil Armstrong, pilot of the command and service modules Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, pilot of the lunar module. Three days later the team entered the Moon's orbit and, on July 20, they were ready to attempt a landing.
Aldrin Jr, the lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the Lunar Module "Eagle" during Apollo 11's first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969.
ON JULY 20, 1969, America took one giant leap for mankind when the Eagle lunar module touched down on the surface of the Moon, carrying commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.
PREVIEW: APOLLO 11 (U) ON JULY 20, 1969, America took one giant leap for mankind when the Eagle lunar module touched down on the surface of the Moon, carrying commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.
This exceptionally informative manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. The manual also describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems.