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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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Preserved 1966 Apollo Lunar Landing Symposium Material by Canadian Finds Home on NASA Website

This past weekend was the 50th anniversary of a three-day 1966 Apollo Lunar Landing Symposium (ALLMS) that took place in Houston the weekend of June 25-27, 1966. It was an important event in the Apollo missions timeline and including prominent Canadians. Now another Canadian, Randy Attwood, current Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, has found a home on the NASA Apollo Lunar …

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