Tag Archives: Apollo 11

The Canadian Story of the Apollo Lunar Module Landing Legs

Héroux-Devtek fabricated the lunar module landing legs for the Apollo 11 mission.

In the early 1960s, a Canadian company suddenly found itself at the forefront of the American effort to put United States astronauts on the moon. On the back of a contract worth the equivalent of $2 million today, Héroux (today’s Héroux-Devtek) beat out several competing American contractors to manufacture the lunar module’s landing legs.

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Reflections on the Passing of a Quiet Hero, Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was a hero. He never sought public adulation. He was a pilot, an engineer, a teacher, a husband, a father, a grandfather and a mentor. His qualities and his skills enabled him to become the first person chosen to land on another celestial body, our moon.

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