GRUMMAN APOLLO LUNAR MODULE ASCENT STAGE COMPONENT.
ASCENT STAGE REAR SUPPORT TRUSS.
Made from aluminum alloy, with titanium fittings and fasteners. 5 feet 2 inches long, 4 inches in diameter. Part number: "LDW820M10901-1 SNHMP58 ASS'Y # 1". With original protective plastic shipping casing, 2 feet, 9.5 inches, labeled "Critical Part".
Provenance: Property of an institution.
An integral component which ensured the support and stability of the Ascent Stage. The Ascent stage of the Lunar Module was the control center and the manned portion of the lunar lander which consisted of three main sections; the aft equipment bay, the midsection, and the crew compartment.