Apollo 11 manual expected to sell for millions cnn style. This endeavour took me four and a half years during which i made extensive research and created a model that is probably unchallenged at the time i write these lines. Apollo 11 lunar module papercraft tektonten papercraft. The apollo lunar module lm was designed to transport two astronauts from lunar orbit to the lunar surface and back again. Examine the blueprints of the vehicle that put man on the moon. The book is fascinating in its detail and stories surrounding the enormous endeavor to build a vehicle to safely land astronauts on the moon and bring them back. Lm5 to lm9 schematics, 17 january 1969 29 mb pdf nasa document fc027. I eventually pasted them together to create a single graphic containing the lunar module control panel. Moon lander is the story of the development of the lunar module told by its chief engineer, tom kelly. Lunar lander structural design studies at nasa langley. Apollo 9 astronaut jim mcdivitt called the lunar module, the tissue paper spacecraft.
May 27, 2007 plans of the lunar module are readily available. Its interior dashboards are made up of many components that are delicate and intricate, which also presents. The main difference between the constellation lunar mission architecture shown in. Apollo lunar module g apollo space program, lunar lander, american. Apollo 11 footage from fisheye lens camera corrected, real time synchronized and cropped to fit modern 16. Zupp, phd engineering directorate, retired structural engineering division nasa johnson space center, houston, tx 77058 january 20. The maximum acceleration during this descent maneuver is 0. For both the actual lunar lander and our lego tribute, blueprints like these are the beginning of every design process.
This model is then unwrapped and flattened so that each part can be printed on paper and. Object details astronaut buzz aldrin michael collins neil a. The us lunar module has always been to me the ultimate spacecraft. Grumman, the company that built apollo 11s lunar module. Did you know that the lunar module was originally designed to be electrically powered by fuel cells. Later versions of the lunar module, used on apollo 15, 16 and 17, featured even more improvements. America will send a new generation of explorers to the moon aboard nasas orion crew exploration vehicle.
Storing those on paper would be a huge waste of space. Armstrong, 1930 2012 manufacturer north american rockwell summary the apollo 11 command module, columbia, was the living quarters for the threeperson crew during most of the first manned lunar landing mission in july 1969. A few years ago i decided to build a 124 very accurate model of the lunar module. The nasagrumman apollo lunar module lm after descending to the lunar surface from lunar orbit, provides a base from which the astronauts explore the landing site and enables the astronauts to take off from the lunar surface to rendezvous and dock with the orbiting command and service modules csm. The process took over a year to complete and by launch date, the vehicle had quite a goneover and amended look. The lunar modules such as eagle from apollo 11 not only got astronauts to. This model is then unwrapped and flattened so that each part can be printed on paper and then cut from sheets of. Technical information summary, as 5011, apollo saturn v. Recreating the lunar module control panels collectspace. Lunar module ascent stage from apollo program press information notebook 1972 lunar module ascent stage interior looking forward. The lunar module represents one of humanitys greatest achievements. Lunar test article 8 lta8 lunar module 4 lm4 lunar test article 8 lta8 for lunar test article 8 lta8.
The lower component was known as the descent stage and the upper part was the ascent stage. Built by grumman in the 1960s, six lunar excursion modules landed twelve american astronauts on the moon. Shop apollo lunar module blueprints poster created by zazzlesmazzle. Lunar module blueprints space and astronomy, apollo space. Apollo lunar excursion module lem blueprint poster. If you would like to attempt his ultradetailed papercraft yourself, udon has provided a page template along with 14 pages of photographic instructions on his web page here. The module is composed of reflective surfaces that 3d capture devices do not read well.
Build this incredibly detailed apollo lunar module from. The ascent propulsion system aps or lunar module ascent engine lmae is a fixedthrust hypergolic rocket engine developed by bell aerosystems for use in the apollo lunar module ascent stage. These blueprints are derived from measurements from vincent meens excellent lm blueprints and other sources on the net. Lmags operating manual, flight program 6, july 1969, trw document 111766033t000, revision 1 38 mb pdf. Why did the blueprints and plans for the lunar module and. Lem guidance, navigation, and control subsystem study guide march 1966 8. Jul 20, 2016 the module is composed of reflective surfaces that 3d capture devices do not read well.
The apollo 11 lunar module lm eagle was the first crewed vehicle to land on the moon. Apollo lunar module g the lunar module ascent stage also acts as a core component of this vehicle. The apollo lunar module, or simply lunar module lm, pronounced lem, originally designated the lunar excursion module lem, was the lander spacecraft that was flown from lunar orbit to the moons surface during the u. During one of my visits to the university of alabama in huntsville archives, i scanned the lunar module controls and displays pages from the apollo lunar module news reference. Project apollo drawings and technical diagrams nasa.
The apollo program was the most complex undertaking in the history of mankind. It remained docked with the csm during apollos journey into a lunar orbit. Lunar module interior apollo 11 correct speed youtube. These lms could spend two days on the lunar surface. It is possible to run out of fuel on the landing pad and still be able. A june to december 1968 log with approximately 125 singlesided handwritten 8 x 11 pages in binder, of construction and testing of lm5 eagle, the first ship to land on the moon. Build this incredibly detailed apollo lunar module from 21. Basic construction blueprints, however, consist of hundreds or thousands of pages of everything right down to the smallest level.
In support of lm 5 structures course for flight control division at msc, houston, texas approved by. How we developed the apollo lunar module smithsonian history of aviation and spaceflight paperback kelly, thomas j. It was the first crewed spacecraft to operate exclusively in the airless vacuum of space, and remains the. Space frontier north american aviation manual showing the apollo command module. Apollo navigation, guidance, and control systems a progress report abstract the status of certain aspects of the apollo navigation, guidance, and control systems in the commandmodule and lunar module are examined on the basis of experience with the first eight development flights covered in this paper are facets of the inertial, optical, and. Our friends at oobject have collected 12 of nasas best to get you started. Built by grumman the 1960s, six lunar excursion modules landed twelve american astronauts on the moon.
John j now has made available a wonderfull model from the early moon space race, the ranger lunar probe. The first and second lunar modules lm1, lm2 were intended to test the ascent and descent stages in space. Seeing inside the apollo lunar module popular science. Designed to fly in the vacuum of space, it didnt need to be aerodynamic. Analysis of the apollo 11 lunar module landing dynamics and lunar surface. Nasa apollo lunar module news reference, grumman aircraft engineering corporation, 1968 html link lunar module systems handbook. Lm after descending to the lunar surface from lunar orbit, provides a base from which the astronauts explore the. Americas spacecraft for a new generation of explorers the. For those who need an easier time printing the sheets, i have taken the files and converted them into 53page pdf files. Mission aborted in trans lunar phase due to loss of service module.
Six stories from developing the lunar module national air. This is the part of the lunar module that returned to the command service module to space to get the astronauts home. Lunar module propulsion summary define the systems for lm propulsion and control list the times during the mission at which each system was used describe the basic components and operation of the dps aps lm rcs lunar module reaction control systemcontrol system lm rcs ascent propulsion system aps descent propulsion system. Ive uploaded them to rapidshare, where anyone can download the file for free.
After a loiter period of up to 7 days in low lunar orbit 100 km altitude, the crew boards the lander and descends to the lunar surface, leaving the uncrewed cev in orbit. Lunar module panorama national air and space museum. Blueprint rocket kerbal x kerbal space program spaceship silk canvas. Mission aborted in translunar phase due to loss of service module. Our fourth and final installment in our series is about grumman, the company which built the lunar module lem which made.
Its interior dashboards are made up of many components that are. How the apollo lunar modules were smashed for science. Americas spacecraft for a new generation of explorers the orion crew exploration vehicle the orion crew exploration vehicle and its service module orbit the moon with discshaped solar arrays tracking the sun to generate electricity. The lunar module descent stage would be the final module for the vehicle. This is the part of the craft that astronauts would ride back up to the orbiting command module to hitch a ride. Improved lunar modules, known as h series models, were flown on apollo 12, and 14. Lm1 was tested during the apollo 5 mission and proved the ascent stage, the top portion of the lm that lifted astronauts off the moon and. So why were they unceremoniously smashed into the moon. Commandservice module lunar module comparison from apollo training manual. Here is the lunar prospector probe to the moon from 1998. Apollo command and service modules and launch escape system apollo program summary report april 1975. Each lunar module was individually hand built by grumman, bethpage, ny, under advisement of their corresponding flight crews.
The fuel cellpowered lunar module spaceflight blunders. Lunar excursion module lem component layout blueprint. I have scans courtesy of lcdr scott spaceaholic schneeweis of several collections of engineering drawings of various lunar modules and lunar test articles ltas. Build this incredibly detailed apollo lunar module from 21 sheets of a4 paper. Model here 410 john j also models more contemporary craft as well. Source for space history, space artifacts, and space memorabilia. Model here 410 john j now presents his model version of the lunar orbiter in both 1. Learn where astronauts will appear, browse collecting guides, and read original space historyrelated daily reports. Its boxy shape gave it the moniker of the bug or spider.
Theres a large file original dpi as the jpg files that is about 140mb, and a small version that is 9mb. Project apollo nasa spacecraft drawings and technical diagrams. Once in orbit, two of the threeman crew transferred from the csm to the lm. Grumman apollo 11 lunar module handwritten construction and testing log book.
Lta8 now hangs from the ceiling in a building at space center. Our fourth and final installment in our series is about grumman, the company which. Command module main control panel from apollo operations handbook block ii spacecraft october 15, 1969 detailed, sectional scans of the above panel are available via the links below. Program summary report april 1975 lunar module controls and displays from apollo spacecraft news reference. Also included on the lm was the early apollo scientific experiment package. The top of the lunar module from the viewpoint of the astronauts. Landing on the moon was the ultimate space mission of the twentiest century and the current interest in the constellation project showed that the exploration of the solar system and the moon was still very much alive in 2006. Sep 23, 2017 apollo 11 footage from fisheye lens camera corrected, real time synchronized and cropped to fit modern 16. Service module was used to perform the loi maneuver for the mated apollo lm and csm. Shortly after spacecraft separarion a service propulsion system sps burn and navigational corrections will be performed to achieve lunar retnrn velocity and the proper re entry corridor. Apollos lunar module lm was the first manned vehicle designed to operate completely outside the earths environment.670 1410 1135 565 1217 59 206 1045 643 397 183 555 76 272 948 1337 1012 399 386 1466 1517 562 303 1339 1471 1305 1142 951 56 886 679 576 1240 1399