NASA to Dismantle Lunar Gantry Crane at Langley Research Center Written 12 August 2022


Engineers in 2013 hoisted the Orion Test Capsule and dropped it in the water tank underneath the gantry crane to simulate how the capsules would splash down after returning from lunar orbit. | Credit: David Bowman/NASA; Aerospace America

Aerospace America reported that NASA plans to demolish the lunar gantry crane, citing “annual maintenance costs and pending corrosion repair.” NASA Office of Strategic Infrastructure Assistant Administrator Joel Carney “informed staff at Langley Research Center about the decision last week.”
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