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Happy Anniversary, NASA


Fifty years ago, the world was glued to their television sets as the United States of America became the first, and to this day only, nation to have a successful lunar landing mission. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin exited the LEM (Lunar Expedition Module) onto the surface of the moon while Michael Collins orbited in the Command Module waiting for them to return for their successful return to Earth. The mission was the first of six lunar landings and visits to the surface of the moon.

At Mechanical Rubber, we all take great pride in the fact that we played a small part in this history-making mission. Mechanical Rubber was chosen to supply a High Pressure Window Gasket for the LEM, as displayed in the photo of employees outside the Warwick plant due to our ability to provide rubber compounds that meet stringent specification requirements; a capability we maintain to this day.

Recently Mechanical Rubber was chosen to supply mounting pads for the International Space Station after engineers discovered our rubber compound met their strict requirements for this new application.