lunar module


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lunar module

(moj -ool) (LM) See Apollo.

lunar module

[′lü·nər ′mäj·ül]
(aerospace engineering)
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In a classic example of capability tradeoffs, NASA reduced the requirements for the Lunar Rover from a vehicle that could transport two or three astronauts for a two-week journey to one that could simply extend the astronauts' range on the moon and could be transported on the Lunar Module.
AUDI A6 2LT AVANT TDI 57reg, Met Blue,black interior, 6spd, alloys,c/d, navigation, c/c, r/b, s/h, 6mth tax, 1 year mot, motorway miles hence Charlie Duke, who landed the Apollo 16 lunar module on the Moon's surface in April 21, 1972, said: "We haven't done anything like that since.
The so-called Genesis rock was found by lunar module pilots David Scott and James Irwin when they dug into the slope of Spur crater on the flank of the Apennine Mountains.
Peter Sutcliffe 1969: Apollo 10 gets bird's eye view of Moon The Apollo 10 mission sends a manned lunar module within eight miles of the Moon's surface in rehearsal for a summer Moon landing.
Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr.
A picture of the Apollo 11 site showed the Eagle lunar module used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
But the Eagle lunar module was not the only historic landing that day.
The crew's salvation rested with the Lunar Module (LM), the oddly-shaped spacecraft designed to separate from the CSM, land two astronauts gently on the moon, sustain them while there and then carry them back to the mother ship in lunar orbit.
1969: Neil Armstrong emerged from the Eagle lunar module to take man's first step on the Moon.
In future missions, a lunar module would be added to land the first astronauts on the Moon.
As spacecraft commander, Lovell and his crew successfully modified their lunar module into an effective lifeboat when their cryogenic oxygen system failed.