Moon landing: How Neil Armstrong’s perfectionist piloting almost put Apollo 11 at risk | 7/18/2019 | Sean Martin
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Colin Burgess, an Apollo expert who has authored several books on the subject, wrote in a blog: “So why do I say that Neil Armstrong was too good a pilot when landing Eagle on the moon? Simply put, his touchdown was far too gentle.

“The Lunar Module was specifically built with lightweight aluminium honeycomb struts designed to collapse/crush on landing, thus absorbing the shock.


“Procedurally, Armstrong...
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