LUNAR MODULE COCKPIT
This is a full-size mock-up of a Lunar Module cockpit, identical in appearance to the cockpits of the lunar modules used to land on the Moon. The two astronauts stand before the windows as they control the craft during descent to the lunar surface, and later, during ascent from the Moon.
Sixteen rockets that can be fired automatically or manually control the attitude of the Lunar Module.
An interior view of the Museum's Lunar Module-2 highlights similar features of a cockpit.
LUNAR MODULE DESCENT ENGINE
The descent engine supplied the power for the complex maneuvers required to fly the Lunar Module from orbit down to a soft landing on the Moon. The engine was fired as a retrorocket to slow the Lunar Module, allowing a controlled descent to the surface.
The thrust of the descent engine is controllable within a range from 476 to 4477 kilograms (1050 to 9870 pounds). The descent engine burns liquid propellants: the fuel is 50% hydrazine and 50% unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine; the oxidizer is nitrogen tetroxide.
Materials Covering the Lunar Module
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