The Lunar Module was part of the Apollo program spacecraft package. It rode into orbit beneath the Command Module and required extraction once there. It consisted of a descent stage (which remained on the Moon after landing) and an ascent stage (to take astronauts back into orbit). Use with the [apollo-program] tag any any appropriate mission tags.
The Lunar Module is a spacecraft designed by nasa, as part of its apollo-program to land on the moon. 10 were sent into space (3 on trial missions and apollo-13 did not land on the moon), and 6 successfully landed on the moon.
The Lunar Module sat beneath the Command Module on the saturn-v rocket. Once in orbit, the Command Module would separate, then turn around and maneuver back to dock with the Lunar Module and extract it.
It consists of a descent module (the brass-colored lower part with landing struts) and an ascent module (the upper part). To save weight on ascent, only the ascent module would leave, The 6 descent modules still remain on the Moon to this day.