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The lunar module, designated LM, is just a small part of the hardware that was left behind when the Apollo moon program was canceled earlier than originally scheduled due to budgetary constraints. The last manned moon mission, Apollo 17, went to the Taurus-Littrow valley in December After the first moon landing in , Washington began pulling back on NASA's Apollo ambitions, having concluded that the space race was won. By the end of , Apollo 18 was scrapped — and so was millions of dollars worth of Apollo hardware, including the Cradle of Aviation Museum's lunar lander. Parton says "a fair amount of folks from NASA" come up to see the display, and he's expecting traffic to increase after the movie makes its debut. Some of them weren't so little: Dale W. Cox Jr.
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Fresh from the DC FanDome event! Check out the latest trailer for Wonder Woman Watch the trailer. An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon. NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars. Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius.
After various release date changes, the film was released in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada on September 2, However, the release dates for other territories vary. The film's premise is that the cancelled Apollo 18 mission actually landed on the Moon in December , but never returned, and as a result the United States has never launched another expedition to the Moon. The film is shot in found-footage style, supposedly "lost footage" of the Apollo 18 mission that was only recently discovered. In December , the crew of the cancelled Apollo 18 mission is informed that it will now proceed as a top secret Department of Defense DoD mission, disguised as a satellite launch.