Grumman Lunar Module
Below is a labeled drawing of the Grumman Lunar Module on display at The Franklin Institute. Components labeled in red are a part of the Institute's Module; components labeled in blue are missing from it.
Back and side views of the module
The yellow sign bears the inscription found below.
3-2-1...BLASTOFF! For years, those who frequent the Institute's Science Park can imagine they are on a mission to Mars, landing on the Moon, or leaving Earth to travel millions of miles into space. The object that sparks these astronomical imaginings is the Lunar Module, loaned to the Institute by NASA and exhibited outside the museum since 1976.
Ladder leading up to the entrance (hatch with three vertical black lines) and a close-up of the Module's entrance
The inscription on the Lunar Module reads:
Grumman Lunar Module (LM) Restoration Team
A group of Grumman Aerospace Corporation retirees and employees volunteered their time and labor to rebuild this spacecraft. The LM restoration team dubbed themselves "The Spacecats" just for this project. Another example of their versatile restorative skillsa U.S. Navy/Grumman F4F Wildcat, a World War II fighter airplaneis already on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
In these pictures, some of the Module's antennae are visible. The Franklin Institute's Mandell Center stands in the background.
The Restoration Team consisted of the following Grumman employees and retirees:
William Adams, George Black, Charles Chlanda, Helen Chlanda, Fred Ciento, John DuDonis, Vinnie Emanuele, Anthony Ferrarioli, Milt Guttenberger, Gus Henriksen, Chris Herrnkind, John Kacinski, John Kost, William Murdoch, Joe Oliver, Joe Riccobono, Charles Salerno, George Smith, Charles Staffeldt, Sid Steele, and Joe Stryjewski. Project Director: Jake Bussolini; Consulting Engineer: Bob Specht; Administrative Assistance: Erwin McCalla, Steve Kiss, and Karl Watjen.