Friday, September 30, 2011

Apollo Lunar Module - by U-Don`s Factory - Módulo Lunar Apollo


The Real Thing,  At The Moon
The Apollo Lunar Module (LM) was the lander portion of the Apollo spacecraft built for the US Apollo program by Grumman to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface and back. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969–1972.
The LM, consisting of an Ascent stage and Descent stage, was ferried to lunar orbit by its companion Command/Service Module, a separate spacecraft of approximately twice its mass, which took the astronauts home to Earth. After completing its mission, the LM was discarded. In one sense it was the world's first true spacecraft in that it was capable of operation only in outer space, structurally and aerodynamically incapable of flight through the Earth's atmosphere.
Though initially unpopular and plagued with several delays in its development, the LM eventually became the most reliable component of the Apollo/Saturn system, the only one never to suffer any failure that significantly impacted a mission, and in at least one instance (LM-7 Aquarius) greatly exceeded its design requirements by maintaining life support for astronauts after an explosion damaged the Apollo service module. - Wikipedia

PhotobucketO Módulo Lunar Apollo era parte da nave usada no Projeto Apollo. Ele possuía formato de "aranha", e servia para a descida no solo lunar e para o regresso a órbita da Lua para o encontro com os outros dois módulos que lá permaneciam em órbita (Módulo de Comando e Serviço Apollo).
A nave Apollo era muito maior que as naves usadas nos Projeto Mercury e Projeto Gemini. Diferentemente destes projetos anteriores, no Projeto Apollo a nave era constituida de múltiplas partes.
As missões Apollo que pousaram na Lua usando o Módulo Lunar foram: Apollo 11, Apollo 12, Apollo 14, Apollo 15, Apollo 16 e Apollo 17.
A Apollo 13, embora não tenha pousado na Lua devido a um sério acidente, usou o Módulo Lunar como veículo de emergência e os motores do Módulo Lunar como motor reserva, já que os principais estavam avariados. - Wikipedia


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