direct ascent mode

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An early NASA idea for landing astronauts on the Moon. It involved a giant rocket, tentatively named Nova, that could be launched directly to the Moon where it would land softly, then return by propelling itself from the lunar surface back to Earth. This option was discarded in favour of the lunar-orbit rendezvous mode.

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