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- n. The spacecraft used in the Apollo missions that was designed for the landing on the surface of the Moon; the lunar excursion module.
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- n. a spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back
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Now, had the lunar module been available on schedule, the idea of a circumlunar flight probably would never have come up.
Inside Eagle, however, the commander and the lunar module pilot were nervously entertaining what still needed to be done—and what still could go wrong.
In a press statement, George Low explained that preliminary studies, indeed, had been made with the lunar module pilot as the first man on the Moon, but after dozens of rehearsals of lunar surface activities, the flight training crew at the Manned Spacecraft Center had come forward with a definitive recommendation in favor of the commander going out first.
Five minutes later, after pad technician Joe Schmitt hooked up Neil’s lines and hoses for communication, respiration, and all the rest, Collins, the command module pilot, climbed into the right seat, followed by Aldrin, the lunar module pilot, in the center.