Lunar Landing Research Facility

Also known as: Impact Dynamics Research Facility
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

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Description 

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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 3, 1985

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 1985
Reference number
85002808
Areas of significance
Other; Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Air-related; Research facility
Current functions
Air-related; Research facility
Period of significance
1950-1974
Significant years
1965; 1972
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing objects: 1