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.
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.
Grumman Aerospace Corporation
Jonathan Leonard, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0055
1.66 Cubic feet (1 record center box and 2 tubes)
This collection consists of material documenting the structural testing of Grumman's Apollo Lunar Module system.
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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.
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo Lunar Module
Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Testing Collection [Leonard], NASM.2018.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives