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Lunar Module 2 (LM-2) Gallery


The LM's legs are folded up during launch; they are not deployed until lunar orbit, a few hours before undocking.

The downlock deployment mechanism is a spring-loaded device, attached to both the descent stage's structure and the leg's truss assembly, which ensures that the LM's legs remain deployed.

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Time picture taken Tue Jun 19 12:20:32 2007
Location picture taken Lunar Exploration Vehicles Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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