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  Apollo Lunar Module - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The total mass of the module was 15,264 kg with the majority of that (10,334 kg) in the descent stage.
Aquarius served as a refuge for the astronauts during their return to Earth orbit, while its batteries were used to recharge the vital re-entry batteries of the command module that brought the astronauts through the Earth's atmosphere and to a safe spashdown on April 17, 2005.
The Lunar Module was the portion of the Apollo spacecraft that landed on the moon and returned to lunar orbit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lunar_Module   (1269 words)

 Lunar Module (LK)
The Lunar Lander, or LK, was developed as a part of the L3 lunar expeditionary complex carried aloft by the N1 rocket.
The LK was designed to deliver a single cosmonaut onto the lunar surface, after its separation from the lunar orbital spacecraft, in orbit around the Moon.
LK and LOK spacecraft dock in the lunar orbit.
www.russianspaceweb.com /lk.html   (597 words)

 Clavius: Vehicles - lunar module stability
The conspiracists' insistence that it poses a special problem for the lunar module is evidence of their lack of education and experience with rocket science.
The active forms of stabilization are very important to the lunar module's design because there is no air to push against fins and realign the rocket if its axis points in a different direction than its flight path.
The lunar module had two stages, one used for the descent and another for the return to lunar orbit and rendezvous with the command module.
www.clavius.org /techlmstab.html   (2676 words)

 LUNAR MODULE MISSIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mission of Apollo 10 was to conduct all phases of Apollo spacecraft operations except the actual lunar landing, including rendezvous and docking between the CSM and LM in lunar orbit and descent of the LM to within 50,000 feet of the moon's surface.
The fourth successful manned lunar landing, this was also the first of the Apollo J missions capable of a longer stay on the lunar surface and the first to carry the LRV.
Falcon rejoined the CSM on the latter's 50th lunar orbit and the particles and fields (PandF) subsatellite was released on the 74th orbit.
users.specdata.com /home/pullo/lm_mis1.htm   (1243 words)

 Exploring the Moon: Apollo 10 Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The major activity for this mission was, of course, the simulated lunar landing with the lunar module.
The lunar module appeared to be in the same condition as observed during closeout activity before launch.
Apollo 10 entered orbit around the Moon and the lunar module was separated from the spacecraft to descend to within 9 miles of the lunar surface with two astronauts on board.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo10/Apollo10.html   (814 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module
The Lunar Module is often referred to as the LM.
The Apollo Lunar Modules were deliberately targeted to impact (crash into) the Moon to provide artificial moonquake sources for seismic experiments.
Apollo 9 - simulated in Earth orbit the operation of lunar module to landing and takeoff from lunar surface and rejoining with command module.
www.fi.edu /pieces/schutte/LMintro2.html   (635 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grumman Apollo LM The Apollo Lunar Module was the lander portion of the Apollo spacecraft built for the US Apollo program to achieve the transit from Moon orbit to the surface and back.
It consisted of two stages—the descent stage module and the ascent stage.
The Apollo Lunar Module came into being because NASA chose to reach the moon via a lunar orbit rendezvous (LOR) instead of a direct ascent or Earth orbit rendezvous (EOR) (see Choosing a mission mode for more information on the available rendezvous types).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Module   (1269 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module LM-13, Cradle of Aviation Museum
The LM's main functions were to carry two astronauts from lunar orbit to the moon's surface, and then return them to lunar orbit to rendezvous and dock with the Apollo command-service modules.
This vehicle, LM-13, was scheduled to fly as Apollo 18, and is representative of the lunar modules that traveled to the moon.
Thirteen lunar modules were built and six landed on the moon.
www.asme.org /history/roster/H218.html   (420 words)

 Lunar Exploration Vehicles - Exhibition Home Page
The descent (lower) stage was equipped with a rocket motor to slow the rate of descent to the lunar surface.
After the crew entered the command module for the trip back to Earth, the lunar module was released and eventually crashed into the Moon.
The Lunar Module on exhibit was built for an unmanned test, but never flew because of the first mission's success.
www.nasm.si.edu /galleries/gal112/gal112.html   (880 words)

 Exploring the Moon: Apollo 8 Mission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A lunar module test article was mounted in the spacecraft/launch vehicle adapter for mass loading purposes.
The most significant change was the replacement of the forward pressure and ablative hatches with the combined forward hatch, which was required for intravehicle transfer to the lunar module on later missions.
Command module/service module separation was performed at 146:28:48, and subsequent command module entry occurred approximately 17 minutes later.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo8/Apollo8.html   (605 words)

 July: Seeing the Lunar Module   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the HST is a powerful instrument, and has no atmosphere to contend with, a lunar module at 376000 km is just too small an object at too great a distance.
Hubble has been aimed at the lunar crater Copernicus, and although the image was very detailed the theoretical limit of resolution is about 85 metres - not nearly small enough for the task.
This photograph was taken from the Apollo 17 Command Module, orbiting about 100 km above the lunar surface (about ¼ of the altitude of the International Space Station above the Earth), and is the remarkable climax of a sequence of progressively more detailed lunar surface images on the website "Exploring the Apollo Landing Sites".
www.inconstantmoon.com /lim_0307.htm   (281 words)

 NASA Apollo Mission Apollo-17
Lunar orbit insertion was accomplished at 19:47:23 GMT on 12/10/72 placing the spacecraft into a lunar orbitof 170nm by 52.6 nm.
AT 14:35:00 GMT on 12/11/72, the Commander and Lunar Module Pilot entered the LM to prepare for descent to the lunar surface.
Deorbit firing of the ascent stage was initiated at 06:31:14 GMT on 12/15/72 and lunar impact occurred 19 min 7 sec later approximately 0.7 nm from the planned target at latitude 19deg 56min North and longitude 30 degrees 32min East.
science.ksc.nasa.gov /history/apollo/apollo-17/apollo-17.html   (803 words)

 The History Place - Apollo 11
The lunar module is seen on the left.
The descent stage serves as a launch base and remains on the lunar surface.
Astronaut Michael Collins had remained in the command module in orbit while his fellow crewmen explored the lunar surface.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/apollo11   (1003 words)

 GPN-2000-001483 - Saturn V Third Stage LM Adapter
Attached to the Saturn IV-B stage, the Lunar Module Adapter's four panels are retracted to the fully open position.
This photo was taken during the Apollo 7 mission, when no Lunar Module was carried.
Apollo 9 was the first mission to fly the Lunar Module.
grin.hq.nasa.gov /ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001483.html   (126 words)

 Apollo 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The lunar module landed two men (Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad and LM Pilot Alan L. Bean) on the surface of the moon in the vicinity of Surveyor 3, while the piloted (by CM pilot Richard F. Gordon Jr.) command module continued in orbit.
An Apollo lunar surface experiments package (ALSEP) was placed on the lunar surface, samples of the lunar terrain were acquired, and various photographs of 16-, 35-, and 70-mm film sizes were exposed from the lunar and command modules and by the astronauts during lunar surface activities.
The Command Module "Yankee Clipper" is on display at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
lunar.arc.nasa.gov /printerready/history/timeline_items/apollo12.html   (326 words)

 Footprints on the Moon - About the Apollo Computers
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had entered the Lunar Module they named 'Eagle' and were descending to the surface.
As planned, the software rebooted and reinitialized the computer, and then restarted selected programs at a point in their execution flow near where they had been when the restart Apollo 11, each time a 1201 or 1202 alarm appeared, the computer rebooted, restarted the important stuff, like steering the descent engine and occurred.
As Adler recounts in the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, "On running the DSKY to let the crew know what was going on, but did not restart all the erroneously-scheduled rendezvous radar jobs.
www.abc.net.au /science/moon/computer.htm   (1415 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module Lack Of Flame And Exhaust And Other Anomalies
For the Apollo lunar ascent and descent module single main engine and sixteen attitude control thrusters, the fuel and oxidizer were, respectively, hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.
In this image showing the Apollo 17 lunar ascent module "Challenger" supposedly lifting off from the Taurus-Littrow landing site there is no flame, exhaust, or even engine exhaust shroud visible from the bottom of the lunar ascent module.
When the sun is low in the moon's sky, vertical objects on the moon's surface, such as alleged standing astronauts and LM spacecraft walls, would have been nearly perpendicular to the sun's rays and would have been receiving nearly the full brunt of these rays.
internet.ocii.com /~dpwozney/apollo1.htm   (1629 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module - Teacher Webliography
Apollo Lunar Landings (1969-1972) provides information on the lunar landings and to each of the Apollo Missions.
Lunar Exploration Timeline will help put exploration of the Moon into historical perspective and provide links to each event.
Lunar Information for Amateur Astronomers including links to lunar maps, The Lunar Observer monthly online newsletter, Lunascan Project with maps and images and other good links.
www.sln.org /pieces/schutte/teacherresources.html   (1583 words)

 Apollo 11 Command Module - Milestones of Flight
After reclaiming Armstrong and Aldrin from the ascent stage of the Lunar Module, "Columbia" was the only part of the spacecraft to return to Earth.
he blunt-end design for the Command Module was chosen to build upon experience gained with the similarly shaped Mercury and Gemini spacecraft.
Layers of special "ablative" material on the shield were purposely allowed to burn away during reentry to help dissipate the extremely high temperatures caused by atmospheric friction.
www.nasm.si.edu /galleries/gal100/apollo11.html   (210 words)

 Moon Phases :: Calendars
Anyone with an interest in the moon or the phases of the moon -- for whatever reason -- should find some valuable information here, including a free current / daily moon phases website module, how to get a moon phases calendar software application, and other lunar phases information, including links.
The sun always illuminates the half of the moon facing the sun (except during lunar eclipses, when the moon passes thru the earth's shadow).
Lunar Prospector Mission - a look at the events surrounding the first NASA Moon mission in 25 years!
www.calculatorcat.com /moon_phases/moon_phases.phtml   (910 words)

 SPACE.com -- Buzz Aldrin - Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot
The second man to walk on the moon, Aldrin was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 11 mission.
Many of the most famous photographs returned by the crew are those of Aldrin in the white Apollo space suit, mirrored space helmet reflecting Neil Armstrong who was the photographer for the first minutes on the moon.
He served as backup command module pilot for Apollo 8, before he becoming lunar module pilot on Apollo 11.
www.space.com /news/a11_aldrinbio.html   (481 words)

 The Lunar Module Page
Lunar Module Mockup at Space Center Houston - Good picture of a LM simulator interior.
Interior of a Lunar Module - Another good picture of a LM interior mockup.
The First Lunar Landing - A transcript of the Apollo 11 post-flight press conference held on August 12, 1969.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Hangar/2883/lm_page/lm_links.html   (827 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module
The Apollo Lunar missions were an important part of man's exploration of space.
Components labeled in red are a part of the Institute's Module; components labeled in blue are missing from it.
The object that sparks these astronomical imaginings is the Lunar Module, loaned to the Institute by NASA and exhibited outside the museum since 1976.
www.fi.edu /pieces/schutte/story.html   (423 words)

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The Lunar Module is a hand-casted and hand-painted, exquisitely recreated replica of one of the amazing lunar crafts created in America's efforts to conquer space.
The base measures 9-inches x 11-inches and the Module stands a full 7-inches high, measured from the bottom of the base.
An actual lunar module, one of 12 built for Project Apollo, is on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.
www.shop.com /op/aprod-p23846910   (521 words)

 collectSPACE - resources - "Code 3 Collectibles' Apollo Astronaut, Lunar Module, and Lunar Rover
The base, with its lunar rocks and pebbles, also includes lunar boot prints (though curiously, the indentations where the astronaut actually stands are sans treads).
Its the component missing from the Franklin Mint's Lunar Module, which is probably the best known diecast LM in collections today.
First, the correct positioning of the Lunar Module on its base is not immediately apparent.
www.collectspace.com /resources/models_code3review.html   (1731 words)

 Aldrin Walks On The Lunar Surface Near A Leg Of The Lunar Module
Aldrin Walks On The Lunar Surface Near A Leg Of The Lunar Module
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near a leg of the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA).
While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar orbit.
www.solarviews.com /cap/apo/as11_40_5902.htm   (132 words)

 Apollo Lunar Module - For Teachers
The history of the Lunar Module, specifications, interior, and exterior LM views, as well as information about the Lunar Rover are included along with many web links to specific Apollo missions.
A variety of on-line activities for students which were designed to test their knowledge and let them learn more about Lunar Modules, the Apollo Missions, and the Moon are available in the For Student section.
Plans to help you develop activities around the Lunar Modules, Apollo Missions and the Moon using both on-line and off-line materials and activities.
www.sln.org /pieces/schutte/teachers.html   (194 words)

 The Apollo Spacecraft
CSM); and the lunar module (LM), to take two of the crew to the lunar surface, support them on the Moon, and return them to the CSM in lunar orbit.
The flight mode, lunar orbit rendezvous, was selected in 1962.
The boosters for the program were the Saturn IB for Earth orbit flights and the Saturn V for lunar flights.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /kscpao/history/apollo/apollo-spacecraft.htm   (105 words)

 MSIChicago | Exhibits | Apollo Command Module
The Apollo 8 Command Module, which was home to astronauts Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr.
and William Anders during their lunar orbital mission in 1968 is now located in the Museum's Henry Crown Space Center.
This historic spacecraft - the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon - is on loan to the Museum from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
www.msichicago.org /exhibit/apollo   (93 words)

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