lunar module

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lunar module

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(Astronautics) the module used to carry two of the three astronauts on an Apollo spacecraft to the surface of the moon and back to the spacecraft
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Noun1.lunar module - a spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and backlunar module - a spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
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