Category: lunar module

Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, partic…

Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, participates in simulation training in preparation for the scheduled lunar landing mission. He is in the Apollo Lunar Module Mission Simulator in the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Flight Crew Training Building.

An excellent view of the Apollo 14 Lunar Modul…

An excellent view of the Apollo 14 Lunar Module on the moon, as photographed during the first Apollo 14 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The astronauts- Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell- have already deployed the U.S. flag.

A view of the Apollo 15 Command and Service Mo…

A view of the Apollo 15 Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit as photographed from the Lunar Module just after rendezvous. The lunar nearside is in the background is looking southeast into the Sea of Fertility. The crater Taruntius is at the right center edge of the picture.

NASA Documentary about the Apollo 5 Mission

NASA Documentary about the Apollo 5 Mission

Apollo 5 Launches 50 Years Ago Today (22 Jan. …

Apollo 5 Launches 50 Years Ago Today (22 Jan. 1968) — The Apollo 5 (LM-1/Saturn 204) unmanned space mission was launched from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 37 at 5:48:09 p.m. (EST), Jan. 22, 1968. The Lunar Module-1 payload was boosted into Earth orbit by a launch vehicle composed of a Saturn IB first stage and a Saturn S-IVB second stage. The Apollo lunar module’s first flight test was called a complete success. Ascent and descent propulsion systems and the ability to abort a lunar landing and return to orbit were demonstrated.

(14 Dec. 1972) — This 70mm view of the L…

(14 Dec. 1972) — This 70mm view of the Lunar Module (LM) “Challenger” in lunar orbit before rendezvous with the Apollo 17 Command and Service Modules (CSM). While astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, commander, and Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot, descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot, remained with the CSM “America” in lunar orbit.

View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module, in a lunar …

View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module, in a lunar lading configuration, as photographed from the Command and Service Modules on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. The landing gear on the LM has been deployed. and inside were astronauts Jim McDivitt, commander and Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Has…

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Hasselblad camera during his EVA on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. This picture was taken by CMP David Scott from the hatch of the Command Module. 

Alan Shepard shading his eyes from the sun on …

Alan Shepard shading his eyes from the sun on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands. This photo was taken by LMP Ed Mitchell in the Lunar Module “Antares.” 

View of Lunar Module-1 being moved into positi…

View of Lunar Module-1 being moved into position for mating with Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA)-7 in the Kennedy Space Center’s Manned Spacecraft Operations Building for the unmanned flight of Apollo 5.