LM Langley

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Chronology Mission: One man open-cockpit lunar lander. LM Langley (7.3 kb). Craft.Crew Size: 1. Endurance: 1.00 days. Total Mass: 1,460 kg. Total Payload: 100 kg. Total Propellants: 1,000 kg.

Earliest lunar orbit rendezvous schemes involved use of one or more extremely lightweight, unpressurized lunar landers to take the astronauts to the lunar service. This Langley design is the absolute minimum considered. Others ranged from 3,200 kg to 5,000 kg - to be compared with the 15,000 kg design that eventually was selected.

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Last update 14 September 1997.
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