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Could Apollo have survived the lander toppling over?

Well, the LM was 23 feet tall and weighed at least 2000 pounds in lunar gravity, once they used up all the landing fuel. (That's 7 m and 1 tonne, or, to be really precise, the force one tonne would ...
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Could Apollo have survived the lander toppling over?

Automated hazard detection and avoidance remains a difficult and obviously not fully solved problem. The sole hazard detection and avoidance technique used with the Apollo mission was to have a human ...
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Intuitive machines IM-1 ("Odysseus") lunar lander: commercial sponsorship

It's a little more nuanced than just an ad. Columbia Sportswear provided some thermal insulation for the vehicle. Here is a Columbia Sportswear ad about their contributions to the mission (link to ad ...
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Intuitive machines IM-1 ("Odysseus") lunar lander: commercial sponsorship

No. Despite distinct similarities, that turns out to be Columbia Sportswear's logo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Sportswear So the panel shown bears two company names (Intuitive and Columbia)...
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