A Walter Hortens illustration from LIFE magazi…

A Walter Hortens illustration from LIFE magazine, October 2, 1964, explaining how astronauts get on the Moon: “When the Saturn V rocket’s third stage is approaching the moon, panels fall away (1) to expose LEM. The separated Apollo craft, which will function as the mother ship, turns around and docks (2) with LEM. Two Astronauts crawl into LEM which then (3) approaches moon’s surface, hovering (4) on downthrust of its engine as its two pilots search for a landing spot. After it has landed (5) the Astronauts take turns exploring outside. Finally LEM takes off (6) leaving four-legged lower section behind, and returns to the mother ship.”