Test flight of the first Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV-1) at NASA’s Flight Research Center

Space Mission
Project Apollo, 1966

NASA / Unidentified Photographer

Photo Description
Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), flush-mounted on original card
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in)

The Bell Aerosystems Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) was an Apollo Project era program to build a simulator for the Moon landings. The LLRV was used at NASA’s Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the Apollo Lunar Module in the Moon’s low gravity environment.