Lunar Lander - Westonia, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 30° 18.841 W 089° 35.981
16R E 250017 N 3356445
Quick Description: Located at the Mississippi Welcom Center along I10, also site of the Stennis Space Center museum.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:02:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM9ZZN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member csm014
Views: 16

Long Description:
Ths lunar lander is displayed along the interstate, and tourists love to take photos of it.

from Wikipedia:

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 approximately twice as massive, 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.

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Hours:
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Fee (if no fee, enter 'none'): none

How Long a Hike: 100 feet

Amount of time an average person would spend here: Less than an hour

Accessible?: yes

Location is wheelchair accessible?: Yes

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