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-----------------------------------------This blog is to proliferate space travel and exploration to people the world over, in an attempt to inspire a sense of awe and wonder into mankind's greatest accomplishment - the exploration of the stars.---Currently at NASA HQ in Washington DC. I write the NASA History Facebook and Twitter posts.
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Did you know that during Lunar Orbit Rendezvous studies, the Lunar Excursion Module was to have been attached to the “Command Ship” by two telescoping rotating arms? The LEM would have been rotated around and inserted into the docking probe manually, but with no actual maneuvering of vehicles.  The process was reversed for descent to the lunar surface. However, when the time came to meet up with the primary ship in Lunar Orbit, docking would be manual in the sense of piloting two vehicles together, since the connectors for the arms were on the descent stage of the LEM left on the Lunar Surface.

As a side note, this is also my favourite LOR LEM. I’m also fond of some Direct Ascent concepts.

From this video.

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