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APS Engine (Old Museum) Gallery


The sign accompanying the ascent propulsion system engine. It reads

Lunar Module Ascent Engine

The descent stage served as a launching platform from which the ascent stage lifted off the lunar surface.

Thrust: 3,500 lb
Propellant: Aerozine 50/Nitrogen Tetroxide (hypergolic)
Mixture ratio: 1.6:1
Engine start capability: 35 times
Developed by Bell Aerosystems
On loan from Smithsonian Institute

Time picture taken Fri Jun 17 12:10:26 2005
Location picture taken Main Indoor Exhibit Gallery
"Old" Museum
US Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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