Apollo’s LOLA simulator: “Don’t call her Dolores, call her…”

The Lunar Orbit and Let-Down Approach Simulator -“LOLA” to all her friends- was a simulator designed to give an idea of the view the Apollo astronauts would enjoy if they were looking at the lunar surface just prior to establishing moon orbit. Both the instrument board and the “horns” look certainly all too “war-surplus”.

I can’t help it, Concha Piquer’s “No me llames Dolores” song always on my mind when the “Lola” name appears.

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