Mirela Tanc


(article by Elizabeth Howell) No seats? No problem. Throwing away seating was just one of the innovative design compromises NASA made to get astronauts safely on the lunar surface for the first time on July 20, 1969.Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin softly landed on the Sea of Tranquility 50 years ago this month inside the lunar module. This spacecraft was like nothing anyone had seen before. Instead of smooth sides, there were bumps and jagged edges and antennas. The shape was so strange that the Apollo 9 crew called their lunar module "Spider," because of the outstretched legs that made it look like a creepy-crawly creature.Why the strange shape? It was a weight-saving measure, pointed out Dick Dunne. Starting his career as a riveter for Grumman Aircraft Engineering (which became known as Grumman Aerospace and is now called Northrop Grumman), Dunn eventually worked his way up to a senior position in public affairs before retiring. "If we could get an ounce off, we were happy," he told Space.com.

Learn more: https://www.space.com/apollo-program-lunar-module-design-ex…[Image: The Apollo 11 lunar module descending to the moon's surface.


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    I am teacher. Mirela Tanc from Oltea Doamna Secondary School, from Oradea, Romania. I am: First Runner Up Pattern Recognition-E2 Singapore 2018 Winner the Global e-innovation Award 2017 Profesor fondator ACCED TEDx Speaker Let's Do It Ambassador Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Skype Master Teacher MIE Trainer Member of Harvard Learning Community Global Ambassador Teach SDGs Out of Eden Learn-Harvard-Educator MSFTEduChat Host Empatico Participate Fellow United Nations Delegate for UN Data Forum Dubai 2018 Building Education 2018 Speaker NextGen Conference Speaker 2019 Global Advisory Board Member Foremost Foundation


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