Get free timed entry passes. Lunar Module Assembly Photos All photos on this page courtesy Northrop-Grumman History Center Photos scanned and graciously donated to MLSM by Mr. Paul Fjeld. This view of the Apollo 13 Lunar Module (LM) was photographed from the Command Module (CM) just after the LM had been jettisoned. New York, LM S/N: Apollo Mission: Call Sign: 3: Apollo 9: … The proportions are quite acurate and you could scale them with a little bit of fudging. The first unmanned test flight of a Lunar Module occurred with the Apollo 5 (AS-204) mission. tabs where the velcro is stapled (3 staples per tab) underneath the blanket. Space is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. The lunar module represents one of humanity’s greatest achievements: landing people on another heavenly body. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Don’t miss our fast-paced webcasts designed to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in 30 minutes. Add his or her name to the Museum’s Wall of Honor. Cutaway diagram of the Apollo Lunar Module ascent stage (top) and descent stage (bottom) configurations at landing. The first two shots are of Quad 1 (front left; +Z/-Y), the last of Quad 3 (right rear; -Z/+Y):           Here are some shots of LM-9's Rendezvous Radar, S-band Steerable Antenna, and two shots (heroically taken by Randy Attwood) of the Commander's window and LPD from outside and inside(!)           Another last minute thermal fix added 39 pounds of Kapton and Pyromark painted Inconel to the landing gear, pads and probe. Please ensure your details are valid and try again. A Toppings Lunar Module Grumman Contractor Model was also obtained and utilized for overall reference. Collins became a pilot of jet fighters and experimental planes for the U.S. Air Force. What did that historic mission mean to you? To escape from Earth, the astronauts needed the three-stage Saturn V rocket to boost their spacecraft to a velocity of more than 25,000 miles per hour. At the time of landing, the moon was in a waxing crescent phase as seen from Earth. A few months before flight, shock tunnel tests using a new thruster duty cycle revealed that the Pyromark painted Inconel lay-ups on the upper sides of the Descent Stage quads would not be sufficient protection against the hot plumes. Thank you for signing up to Space. The lunar lander was tucked safely into the top of the third stage, and the astronauts rode in the Apollo command module atop the stack. NY 10036. You will receive a verification email shortly. Please refresh the page and try again. Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Montclair, New Jersey. Learn STEM in 30. +Z faces forwards and +Y is on the right (Quad 4). Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. Recognize your favorite air or space enthusiast. Developed by Grumman, the LM had two stages. Get breaking space news and the latest updates on rocket launches, skywatching events and more! Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, The Apollo Lunar Module (LM) was designed to transport two astronauts from Lunar orbit to the lunar surface and back again. Our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia has reopened. LM +X-axis is up along the main engine thrust-line, its origin is 72.8 inches below the landing gear pads. A crash program to design a fix resulted in "coal chute" plume deflectors mounted below the down-firing jets. You may download them for personal use (like for making a model). Apollo 11 was a global event. Chantilly, VA 20151 Aldrin got his nickname “Buzz” as a child. Aldrin got his nickname “Buzz” as a child. The top half of the vehicle had its own rocket engine, which was fired to lift the astronauts back into lunar orbit to rejoin the command module. Launched on 22 … There was a problem. Thank you. Learn how aviation and spaceflight transformed the world. The Apollo Lunar Module (LM), built by the Grumman Corporation in Bethpage, NY, was the vehicle that would take two astronauts down to the lunar surface and return them to the waiting Command Module in lunar …           Thruster housings and antennae are not shown on these diagrams so I've included a couple of photos (below) that may help:           These two shots show the variation of ascent stage shield panels. Command Module Pilot Michael Collins was born Oct.. 30, 1930, in Rome. that they be allowed to keep the engine on past probe contact to pad touchdown. And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: email@example.com. On final descent, Armstrong noted that the automatic landing system was guiding Eagle toward the boulder-strewn floor of a crater the size of a football field (”West Crater,” not shown below). Table of contents: Ascent Stage RCS Thrusters Descent Stage. Re: Lunar Module interior photos/drawings « Reply #17 on: 05/02/2010 10:49 pm » somebody on the yahoo space-modelers group posted a link to a thread on web site called the Warbird Information Exchange , that has a bunch of wonderful photos from the Grumman plant, some WWII era. What happens at the center of a black hole? 703-572-4118. the spacecraft:           The Descent Stage was now mostly covered with 2 mil aluminized Kapton (AKA Polyimide or H-film) and with heavier 5 mil Kapton on parts of the top and bottom. On This Day in Space: Oct. 27, 1961: NASA launches 1st Saturn rocket test flight. The jettisoning occurred a few minutes before 11 a.m. (CST), April 17, 1970, just over an hour prior to splashdown of the CM in the south Pacific Ocean. In 1950, Armstrong flew combat missions for the U.S. Navy. Launched from Earth on July 16, 1969, the three astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived in orbit of the moon on July 19. The morning’s long shadows would aid the astronauts in identifying landmarks. Search the Collections ; About the Collection; Objects On Display; Archival Collection; Preservation & Restoration; Learn More. Armstrong became interested in flight while still a child. Eagle had only about 30 seconds’ worth of fuel left at touchdown. See how the mission worked in this SPACE.com infographic. Washington, DC 20560 This was so that the sun would be rising over Eagle’s landing site. Share your story and read what others have to say.