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Lunar Landing Research Facility

Hampton (Independent City), Virginia
County of Hampton (City).
National Register Number: 85002808
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 3, 1985):
Constructed in 1965, this facility was used to prepare U.S. astronauts to land on the moon. It employed a mock Lunar Excursion Module attached to a fixed facility. The experience gained showed astronauts could master skills needed to land the LEM on the moon.

Condition:
The Lunar Landing Research Facility has recently been upgraded to accommodate the research associated with the Constellation Project.

Upgrades to the facility for Constellation work.


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