lunar excursion module lunar excursion module


  • (n) a spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back



  1. Grumman's company was working on the lunar excursion module when, in 1966, diabetic and almost blind, the avid ex-pilot retired as board chairman.
  2. They are at work in the radiation measurement system aboard Lunar Orbiter I and will be used in the Apollo Project's lunar excursion module.


  • In education, ‘do we want to get to the moon, or not?’

    Posted Nov. 26, 2013, at 2:11 p.m. An Apollo rocket equipped for direct ascent to the moon — rather than lunar orbit rendezvous involving the famous Lunar Excursion Module — might never have gotten us there. History might never have included a successful Apollo program.
    on November 27, 2013     Source: Bangor Daily News

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