Neil Armstrong Lunar Lander Training Crash

On May 6, 1968, Neil Armstrong was piloting a Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV-1) at Ellington Air Force Base near Houston. The vehicle had been designed to simulate landing on the Moon. He was forced to eject after an unanticipated loss of helium used to pressurize the fuel tanks caused a total failure of his flight controls. Armstrong was uninjured other than a badly bitten tongue. The lunar landing training crash video shows his narrow escape from death. Related Article: First Man: History vs. Hollywood

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