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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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Restored Apollo 11 Video Released

NASA released Thursday newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. The release commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first mission to land astronauts on the moon.

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