I wanted to do something special for the final installment of the Houston Chronicle’s epic 11-part Mission Moon series. After a LOT of thought, I decided I wanted to build the nicest diagram of the lunar module ever made. I’ve seen dozens of these over the years that labeled the parts. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that EXPLAINS what all those parts do. So that’s where I concentrated my focus. The digram up top shows how they got there and back. And two little sections below show the landing site itself — including an actual photo of the site by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and then a look at the two scientific instruments Neil and Buzz left on the moon. One of them still works!

JULY 20, 2019

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