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NASA LTA-8 Apollo Lunar Module Test Program
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"The LTA-8 test project, run in the spring and fall of 1968, placed a test version of Grumman's Apollo Lunar Module (Lunar Module Test Article 8) inside the giant vacuum chamber B at NASA's Johnson Space Center to replicate the extreme environmental conditions the spacecraft would be subjected to in space. The mission patch includes the names of astronauts assigned to the first test run: Jim Irwin and John Bull.

The 3¼ x 4⅞" (82 x 124mm) patch shown on the right, partially embroidered on dark blue twill as per the original, represents what I believe to be the most accurate replica of the original LTA-8 patch design produced to-date." Chris Spain of the Crew Patch Reference Guide.