The Apollo Lunar Module (LM) built by the Grumman Corporation in Bethpage New York was the vehicle that would take two astronauts down to the lunar surface and return them to the waiting Command Module in lunar orbit.
Before NASA could declare the LM safe for astronauts to fly however the hardware had to be tested in Earth orbit without a crew. Grumman delivered the first flight unit LM-1 to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in June 1967. In November workers stacked it on its booster. As a weight-saving measure and because it was ... read more