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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By August, delays in the lunar module development meant that the mission would not have the very spacecraft it was intended to test. Ernie Mastroianni, Discover Magazine, "Apollo 8: Humanity's First Trip to the Moon," 21 Dec. 2018 On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and took one small step onto the moon’s surface. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "What "First Man" Gets Right About the Apollo Moon Landing," 11 Oct. 2018 The year later, the lunar module designed to take cosmonauts from the lunar orbit to the lunar surface would also make an unmanned test flight. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Big Plan To Finally Put Cosmonauts on the Moon," 6 Jan. 2016 The lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 was the fourth man to walk on the moon. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Astronaut Alan Bean dies in Houston at 86," 26 May 2018 His first voyage, in 1969, was as the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made NASA’s second moon landing. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Famed Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86," 26 May 2018 Following his astronaut training and a few stints as a back-up crew member, Bean received his assignment as the lunar module pilot for Apollo 12, which became, in November 1969, NASA's second mission the Moon's surface. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Alan Bean, the fourth human to walk on the Moon, has died," 26 May 2018 In 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 10, with Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew to within nine miles of the moon’s surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 21 May 2018 Among the first of the many challenges faced by the Mission Control team was how to keep the air in the lunar module cleansed of the carbon dioxide exhaled by the three astronauts. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Apollo 13's harrowing week in space began 48 years ago," 12 Apr. 2018

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