- the portion of the Apollo spacecraft in which two astronauts landed on the moon's surface and then returned to the orbiting command module. Abbreviation: LM
Origin of lunar module
First recorded in 1965–70
Also called lunar excursion module.
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- 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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