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Lunar Modules Missions and their Specifications
Apollo Lunar Module

How did the LM travel to the Moon? Diagram shows the LM positioned inside the launch vehicle.(Larger view of diagram.)

Lunar Module Number Mission Date of moon landing Special Notes
LM-1 Unmanned, earth orbit mission None Apollo 5 - Earth orbital test flight of unpiloted LM. LM not recovered.
LM-2 Unmanned backup None not flown
LM-3 Manned, earth orbit mission None Apollo 9 - simulated in Earth orbit the operation of lunar module to landing and takeoff from lunar surface and rejoining with command module.LM named Spider. Reading about the flight of the LM.
LM-4 Manned, lunar orbit mission None Apollo 10 - demonstrated complete system including lunar module to 14,300 miles from lunar surface. LM named Snoopy.
LM-5 1st lunar landing July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Mission - first human landing on Moon. LM named Eagle.
LM-6 2nd lunar landing Nov. 20, 1969 Apollo 12 Mission - second human landing on Moon. Explored surface of Moon, retrieved parts of Surveyor 3 spacecraft which landed in Ocean of Storms on April 19. 1967. LM named Intrepid.
LM-7 Mission aborted in trans-lunar phase None Apollo 13 Mission Loss of service module electrical power. LM served as rescue "lifeboat" and provided power to return crippled spacecraft and crew safely back to earth. LM named Aquarius.
LM-8 3rd lunar landing Feb. 5, 1971 Apollo 14 Mission - Third human landing. Mission demonstrated pinpoint landing capability and continued human exploration of surface.LM named Antares. Read about the landing at Fra Mauro.
LM-9 Manned backup None not flown
LM-10 4th lunar landing July 30, 1971 Apollo 15 Mission- First of the Apollo "J" series which carried Lunar Roving Vehicle in LM Falcon. Read about problems with the LM prior to launch. Read about the launch and interesting notes about the LM and the mission turning from "H" to "J" series and use of destruct explosives on the LM.
LM-11 5th lunar landing April 20, 1972 Apollo 16 Mission - carried Lunar Roving Vehicle in LM Orion. Read about the landing at Descartes.
LM-12 6th lunar landing Dec. 11, 1972 Apollo 17 Mission- carried Lunar Roving Vehicle in LM Challenger. Read about the LM returning to orbit and docking with CM.
LM-13 mission canceled none On display at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Long Island
LM-14 mission canceled none On display at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia


Spacecraft part/load Weight
Ascent stage, inert
4,341 lb
Scientific equipment
406 lb
5,835 lb
Total ascent stage 10,582 lb Click on diagrams for larger images.
Descent stage, inert
4,921 lb
Scientific equipment
1,212 lb
19,507 lb
Total descent stage 25,640 lb
Overall orbital spacecraft 36,222 lb