Collection Item Summary:
This is a model of an early concept of the Lunar Module. An unknown manufacturer gave it to Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, who was the Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 1958 until his death in 1965. The Lunar Module was developed for the Apollo program, which landed astronauts on the moon six times from 1969 to 1972.
Mrs. Dryden donated it to NASM in the 1970s.
Collection Item Long Description:
Model, Manned Spacecraft, Lunar Module
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Mrs. Hugh L. Dryden
3-D: 20.3 × 20.3 × 17cm (8 × 8 × 6 11/16 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Manned Spacecraft & Parts