lunar module


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

Examples of lunar module in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the last decade at least, the second man to walk on the Moon —- Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Col. Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin —- has frequently been photographed with a ‘Get Your A— To Mars’ t-shirt. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 After returning to the lunar module, Armstrong and Aldrin tossed their overshoes from the hatch to save weight for lunar samples. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 17 Sep. 2021 The lunar module, where two astronauts lived from July 30 to August 2, 1971. William Harwood, CBS News, 5 Aug. 2021 Fifty years after the Apollo 15 crew visited the moon, members of the family of astronaut Jim Irwin, the lunar module pilot who also drove the lunar rover, unveiled his NASA Ambassador of Exploration Award at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. James A. Jones Jr.,, 7 Aug. 2021 Notations include the location of the lunar module and the Hadley Rille. William Harwood, CBS News, 5 Aug. 2021 On July 30, 1971 Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin landed the lunar module Falcon as some in San Diego watched and prayed. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2021 Scott and Irwin landed the lunar module Falcon on July 30, 1971, according to an account of the events from NASA. Julia Musto, Fox News, 31 July 2021 While the command module pilot, Alfred Worden, remained in orbit around the moon, the commander, David Scott, and the lunar module pilot, James Irwin, set down on the Hadley-Apennine landing site. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 22 July 2021

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Lunar module.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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