How did the crew of Apollo get from the orbiting capsule into the Lunar lander, as the orbiter rocket engine was between the orbiter and Lunar lander?

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    $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? How did astronauts traverse from module to module in the Apollo craft? $\endgroup$ – JCRM Mar 10 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ Yes excellent, thank you $\endgroup$ – Michael Mar 10 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ I have just seen that there was an engine between Luna lander and Command module. They had to eject from one another turn 180 and them attach for human transfer, ummm got it now, $\endgroup$ – Michael Mar 11 at 14:43

While the modules were launched with the engine in between, the modules docked nose-to-nose. The crew moved between the modules using hatches in the noses of each module.

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  • $\begingroup$ Many thanks for that answer, thousand words in one picture $\endgroup$ – Michael Mar 10 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ You're welcome and welcome to space stack exchange. I added links to some other questions on the site where you can read more about how the docking was actually done. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Mar 10 at 13:42

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