An Interview with Dr. Karen Jackson
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NASA Tech Briefs: Explain the Landing and Impact Research Facility, and how does it fit into NASA?
Dr. Karen Jackson: The facility has had a long history. It was originally built in the early 1960s, and was used as a lunar landing research facility to allow the Apolloastronauts to practice the last 150 feet of descent onto the lunar surface. The surface underneath the gantry was cratered to look like the Moon, and the astronauts would climb up into mock-ups of the Lunar Excursion Module, and then they would practice...