It's not often that something truly novel comes along for Microsoft Flight Simulator, but Things-To-Come's just announced LunarPilot is certainly that--a simulation of a simulator, but a most historic one. With LunarPilot you fly the LLRV (Lunar Landing Research Vehicle) that taught the Apollo astronauts how to land on the moon. For full details, click on Read More.
Things-to-come launches "LunarPilot - For Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004"
LunarPilot is a computer flight simulation of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle. The LLRV was originally developed by NASA and Bell Aerosystems in the 1960’s to prepare Apollo Astronauts for the moon landing.
Unlike many experimental aircraft of the 1960's, the LLRV (Lunar Landing Research Vehicle) was never intended to represent an aviational prototype at all. Its only reason for existence was to accommodate and familiarize the Apollo astronauts with the attitudes of a rocket-powered vehicle that flies under distinctive non-aerodynamic regimes, such as those experienced during a lunar orbit and the ensuing touchdown. It is probably the most visionary hardware simulator ever built.
Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong - first human to step onto the Moon's surface - said the mission would not have been successful without the type of simulation that resulted from the LLRV's.
Nowadays, PC-power converts these rather dry historical facts into a comprehensible adventure. Welcome to LunarPilot. You are about to liftoff from the shoulders of a worldwide acclaimed flight simulation standard.