The Gantry


When astronauts like Neil Armstrong, and Edwin Buzz Aldrin came to NASA Langley to train they could often be found at the lunar landing research facility, and I contact structure known as the gantry. This is innovation now bringing you stories of revolutionary ideas emerging technologies in the people behind the concepts that shape the future standing at a towering height of two hundred forty feet. The lunar landing research facility was built to model lunar gravity a full-scale lunar excursion module simulator could be suspended from the gantry steel frame. So astronauts could practice piloting the limb the final one hundred fifty feet before landing on the moon and inclined wall and ingenious system of slings and cables meant that a suited astronaut walking sideways could experience what it would be like to walk on the moon where gravity is only one sixth as strong as earth's after the Apollo program. Included, the gantry was re purposed as an aircraft crash testing facility and recent drop tests prove that this historic landmark still plays an important role in space exploration for innovation. Now. I'm jennifer. Now is produced by the National Institute of aerospace through collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V. Visit us online at innovation now dot US.

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