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Learn how aviation and spaceflight transformed the world.
The lunar module represents one of humanity’s greatest achievements: landing people on another heavenly body.
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Grumman Technicians Working on the Lunar Module
Grumman technicians built the Lunar Module. Grumman was a chief supplier of aircraft for the U.S. Navy. As such, it was accustomed to designing craft that could withstand the hard landings on an aircraft carrier. That experience probably served Grumman well as they designed the Lunar Lander, intended to be sturdy enough to land on the Moon’s surface.
The Northrop-Grumman History Center, Bethpage, New York
From Aircraft Carrier to the Moon