Thursday, March 05, 2009

Testing and designing lunar modules: a talk by Kerrie Dougherty

Illustrated talk: Apollo 9How do you land on the moon?

Curator, Space Technology, Powerhouse Museum
Sunday 8 March 2009
2.00–3.00pm, Level 2

On March 7, 1969, the first flight tests of the Lunar Module, the vehicle that would enable astronauts to land on the Moon, were carried out during the Apollo 9 mission. This lecture will explore the development of a Moon landing craft for the Apollo program, from the early designs to the first test flight in space of the selected Lunar Module design. It will also look at how the astronauts trained to fly a spacecraft that could not be tested on Earth. This presentation is part of a series of lectures that will culminate in July 2009 with the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Free with Museum admission.
Part of the Powerhouse Museum 2009 Adult Learning Program.

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