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The Apollo Lunar Module (LEM, LM) was a two-stage vehicle designed by Grumman Corporation for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ferry two astronauts from lunar orbit to the lunar surface and back. The upper ascent stage consisted of a pressurized crew compartment, equipment areas, and an ascent rocket engine. The lower descent stage had landing gear and contained the descent rocket engine and lunar surface experiments. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969-1972. Willis H. Leonard was a senior structural test engineer for Grumman on this project.

Identifier

NASM.2018.0055

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.

Creator

Grumman Aerospace Corporation

Date

1964-1973

Provenance

Jonathan Leonard, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0055

Extent

1.66 Cubic feet (1 record center box and 2 tubes)

Summary

This collection consists of material documenting the structural testing of Grumman's Apollo Lunar Module system.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Technical manuals

Technical reports

Photographic prints

Arrangement note

No arrangment, just by type.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the following material documenting the structural testing of Grumman's Apollo Lunar Module system: Grumman reports, notes, schedules, and test results; NASA mission reports and flight plans; charts; photographs; posters; and one Lunar Module (LM) (Lunar Test Article #3) film.

Genre/Form

Technical manuals -- 20th century

Technical reports

Photographic prints

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Topics Manned space flight
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo Lunar Module
Astronautics
Motion pictures

Citation

Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Testing Collection [Leonard], NASM.2018.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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