At launch, the lunar module sat directly beneath the command and service module (CSM) with legs folded, inside the Spacecraft-to-LM adapter (SLA) attached to the S-IVB third stage of the Saturn V rocket. There it remained through Earth parking orbit and the trans-lunar injection (TLI) rocket burn to send the craft toward the Moon.
As others have said, the lunar module — Aquarius — burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Or did it? Apollo 13 jettisoned the lunar module at 5 days 22 hours 30 minutes mission elapsed time.
What happened to the LM “Aquarius”?
The LM “Aquarius” burned up in the atmosphere on April 17, 1970, some few hours after the separation of the command module (CM) containing the Apollo 13 crew. The CM “Odyssey” itself is on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, Kansas.
What is the Apollo Lunar Module?
Jump to navigation Jump to search. 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 Moon’s surface during the U. S. Apollo program.
The Apollo Command Module Capsules are on display at various sites throughout the U. And the world. The Apollo Lunar Modules were deliberately targeted to impact the Moon to provide artificial moonquake sources for seismic experiments. The list below gives the locations of these displays and impacts.
Where did Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 land?
Apollo 16’s lunar module’s ascent stage crashed into the moon and the descent stage is landed at the Descartes Highlands. Apollo 17’s lunar module’s accent stage crashed into the moon and the descent stage is landed at Taurus-Littrow.
Apollo 13 (April 11 – 17, 1970) was the seventh crewed mission in the Apollo space program and the third meant to land on the Moon. The craft was launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 11, 1970, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank in the service module (SM) failed two days into the mission.