lunar module

noun

Definition of lunar module

: a space vehicle module designed to carry astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back

called also lunar excursion module

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Buzz’’ Aldrin blasted off from the moon aboard the ascent stage of the lunar module for docking with the command module. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 21 July 2019 After the lunar module Eagle with Armstrong and Aldrin aboard separated from the command module Columbia, Collins began nearly 28 hours of orbiting the moon alone. Jay Bennett, Smithsonian, "Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins on the Past and Future of Space Exploration," 20 July 2019 The computer processor on the Apollo 11's lunar module nearly overloaded as the craft neared the moon, which could have forced Armstrong and Aldrin to abort, according to Google, which is honoring Hamilton on the lunar landing anniversary. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "11 things to know about the historic Apollo 11 mission," 20 July 2019 The craft also had maneuvering thrusters like the lunar module. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio engineer’s ‘Flying Bedstead’ helped put man on the moon," 19 July 2019 The Apollo 11 command and service modules are photographed from the lunar module in lunar orbit during the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Los Angeles Times, "The moon landing: the TV show of the (half) century," 19 July 2019 The lunar module Orion had just settled on the dusty surface. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "Apollo 11 at 50: How the moon landing changed the world," 16 July 2019 The young sons of astronaut Neil Armstrong were in the living room of their Houston home, surrounded by friends and family, when their father descended from the lunar module onto the moon's surface. Stephen Battaglio, chicagotribune.com, "50 years later, TV is still enamored of the Apollo 11 moonwalk," 25 June 2019 To the north of the television screen, a full-scale model of the lunar module was shielded from the rain by a plastic canopy, and other equipment had been given protective covers. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, "East Eighty-eighth Street and East End Avenue," 25 May 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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