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B1729 Lunar module model, NASA's Apollo 9 spacecraft, metal / plastic / textile, made by Grunman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Long Island, New York, United States of America, 1968. Click to enlarge.

Lunar module model of NASA’s Apollo 9 spacecraft

Made by Grunman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in Long Island, New York, United States of America, 1968.

On July 21, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, became the first person to set foot on another world. This historic spaceflight marked the culmination of the so-called ?Space Race?, one of the major Cold War propaganda battles between the United States and the USSR, which began in 1957, when the Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first satellite, Sputnik 1. Stung by a string of Soviet firsts in space exploration, in May 1961 President Ke...

Summary

Object No.

B1729

Object Statement

Lunar module model, NASA's Apollo 9 spacecraft, metal / plastic / textile, made by Grunman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Long Island, New York, United States of America, 1968

Physical Description

Lunar module model, NASA's Apollo 9 spacecraft, metal / plastic / textile, made by Grunman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Long Island, New York, United States of America, 1968

A model of the lunar module (also known as the lunar lander) which was part of the Apollo 9 spacecraft. The model is made of metal and plastic and has been fixed to a circular plastic mount. Green felt covers the underside of the mount. The module consists of two stages, the ascent stage which forms the top half of the model and the descent stage which forms the bottom half of the model. Both the ascent and descent stages a have been painted beige. The American flag appears toward the front of the descent stage. Antenna and radar receivers on top of the module are reprsented by plastic dishes and pieces of wire. The model sits on four metal legs that have been painted silver. Attached to the bottom of each leg is a metal dish. The leg at the front of the model has a ladder down its length.

Marks

Black text on the model below the American flag reads 'UNITED STATES'. On the models mount, below the logos of 'Grunman' and 'NASA' is white text that reads 'LUNAR MODULE'.

Dimensions

Height

205 mm

Production

Made

Grunman Aircraft Engineering Corporation 1968

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, 1969

Acquisition Date

28 February 1969

Cite this Object

Harvard

Lunar module model of NASA's Apollo 9 spacecraft 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 January 2019, <https://ma.as/208664>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/208664 |title=Lunar module model of NASA's Apollo 9 spacecraft |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 January 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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