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Laika 46-7, 46-7 Lambda launchers 234 Landsat satellites 248, 249 Lang, Fritz 20-21, 21 Langley, Virginia 40 launch, countdown 20 Laval, Gustav de 18 Lazutkin, Aleksandr 222-3, 222 Lebedev, Valentin 183 LenGIRD 23

Leonov, Alexei 103, 103, 104-5,

104-5, 176-7, 776 Ley, Willy 20, 22, 31, 38 Liberty Bell 7 capsule 82, 82 Lichtenberg, Byron 199 life, on Mars 263

Pioneer plaque 264 lifting body 188, 188, 286 Lindbergh, Charles 19 Linenger, Jerry 222-3, 222-3 Linteris, Gregory 199 liquid fuels 17, 19, 22, 23, 34-5 literature, science fiction 14-15 Little Joe booster rocket 66, 74 Lockheed Martin 303 Long March CZ rockets 237, 237, 300

Long-Range Ballistic Missiles

(LRBM) 34-5 Lousma, Jack 150, 170, 777 Lovell, Jim Apollo programme 133, 148-51,

148, 153, 166 Gemini project 109, 110 mission patches 115 Lucian of Samosata 14 Luna moon probes (Lunik) 52-3, 53, 127, 727, 249, 258, 258

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle 777

Lunar Module 132, 134, 135 Lunar Orbiters 112-13, 113 Lunar Prospector 259, 259 Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) 157,

158, 158-61 Lunniy Korabl (LK module) 727 Lunokhod lunar rovers 258, 258

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