The ascent stage of the Lunar Module lifts off from the face of the moon.
From 1969 to 1972 from Apollo 11 to Apollo 17 humans reached the furthest we've ever travelled pushing the boundaries of technology and politics. Through the turbulent 60's and into the 70's the Apollo program exhilerated science and the understanding of our place in the universe. Records were shattered as ultra-heavy lift rockets barely managed to break the bounds of Earth's gravity carrying the vehicles that would allow humans to survive the more than week long mission to and from our celestial neighbour. Except for Apollo 13, landing pads, boots and wheels reached the dusty ancient ground delivered by the most reliable piece of the Apollo program (albeit, it took a lot of delays and troubleshooting for that reliability). It was a spidery space/moon craft that sustained life in the hostile environment of the near vacuum of space. It was home to just a select few people while they stayed on the surface, and for Apollo13 it was the lifeboat for the voyage back to Earth. When it was time to leave, the legs and launch platform of the descent stage was left behind as the ascent stage rocket engine launched the tiny craft back to the command module in orbit for lunar rendevous, then they pushed the "go" button hoping that the rocket engine would fire and back to home.
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