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How do you prepare to land a space craft on the surface of a moon that no one has ever gone to before?
One answer to that question lay in the development of NASA's Lunar Orbit and Let-Down Approach Simulator (LOLA), which at the time set back the space agency $2 million.
The high-tech simulator was designed to represent the view an Apollo astronaut would see if they were looking at the lunar surface just prior to establishing orbit of the moon.
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Project LOLA or the Lunar Orbit and Landing Approach was a simulator built at Langley Research Center to study problems related to landing on the lunar surface. It was a complex project that cost nearly $2 million dollars.
The pilot of the LOLA was sat atop a gantry staring at a detailed visual encounter with the lunar surface.
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This could even be the smoking gun?
Originally posted by Merinda
Its can easily enough be verified. The props are good, but they shouldnt be a perfect match to the movie footage. So if the footage seen in the movie differs from the set, then its the real moon. If the match is perfect however then its very curious indeed.