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  1. LLRV Timeline

  2. June 1961 Dryden Committee Formed • Dec. 1961 Bell contacted NASA HQ • Jan. 1962 Bell given study contract • Mar. 1962 Bell study results NASA work statement JSC provides $700,000 • May 1962 JSC provides schedule of program money • Jan. 1963 JSC releases program money Dryden contract with Bell Dryden to provide ejection seat Flight instruments Radar altimeter

  3. May 1963 Wind Tunnel Model Test LEM configuration change • Fall 1963 Cost overruns Deliver vehicle #1 partially assembled Deliver vehicle #2 unassembled • Apr. 1964 Vehicle #1 delivered • May 1964 Vehicle #2 delivered • July 1964 Begin ground testing • Aug. 1964 Flight Readiness Review • Sep. 1964 Begin Final Integrated Testing • Oct. 1964 First flight – Joe Walker • Dec. 1964 First flight – Don Mallick • Feb. 1965 Auto Throttle Verification

  4. Mar. 1965 Weight/drag computer verification • Sep. 1965 First simulated Lunar landing Begin rate command check out • Nov. 1965 Rate command research • Dec. 1965 First flight – Jack Kluever • Mar. 1966 Lunar landing with side arm controller • Apr. 1966 Drag evaluation LEM trajectories • May 1966 Attitude command research • July 1966 More LEM trajectories • Aug. 1966 Research complete First flight – Joe Algranti First flight – Bud Ream

  5. Nov. 1966 Last flight vehicle #1 • Dec. 1966 Vehicle #1 Delivered to JSC • Jan. 1967 Check out vehicle #2 at Dryden Vehicle #2 delivered to JSC • Sept. 1967 Vehicle #2 check out at JSC