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lunar module

(moj -ool) (LM) See Apollo.

lunar module

[′lü·nər ′mäj·ül]
(aerospace engineering)
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They learned there was a wedge-shaped bay onboard the Lunar Module that was available to carry a small Lunar Rover.
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.
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, the builder of the Lunar Module, entered a prototype that was a strong contender.
The hard part was yet to come--actually building a vehicle that would fit onboard the Lunar Module and operate on the lunar surface once it arrived.
If the Lunar Rover could not be stored in the 5x5x5-foot wedge-shaped space in the Lunar Module, then it would not get to the moon.
It is important to acknowledge the men and women whose dedication and passion for exploring space led to the success of the Lunar Module," said Rick Matthews, vice president, manufacturing operations, and director, Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
He reminisced about the Lunar Module team that worked tirelessly to ensure its success.
Part 5: ``Spider'' - A look at the lunar module from sketch pad to Apollo 9 in which two manned vessels link up in space for the first time.