Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of the following material documenting the work of Grumman on the Apollo Lunar Module propulsion systems: sixteen reports prepared by Raymond Arons, propulsion engineer for Grumman; two reports prepared by the Grumman Propulsion Analytic Group; one report prepared by NASA; and twenty-five photographs taken by NASA, TRW and Grumman of the Apollo White Sands Test Facility (WSTF).

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Apollo Lunar Module
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Astronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives


Arons, Raymond 1941 -


  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • Grumman Aerospace Corporation

Physical description

.72 cubic feet (2 box)


  • 1963
  • 1963-1969
  • 1963 - 1969


Raymond Arons (1941- ) received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1962. Arons started his career as a Lunar Module Propulsion Engineer on the Apollo Project for Grumman Aerospace. As Chief Data Analyst at the White Sands, New Mexico Apollo Test Facility, Arons tested the Lunar Module engines and analyzed large data sets to validate NASA's ability to land astronauts on the moon and return them safely to earth. In 1969, Arons turned to the field of medicine and received his Masters (1976) and Doctorate (1983) from the School of Public Health, Columbia University. Arons now teaches at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Cite as

Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Propulsion Reports and Photographs [Arons], Accession number 2005-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


  • Photographs
  • Collection descriptions
  • Technical reports

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