Apollo 15 Mission

Apollo 15 mission highlights:

  • Commander David R. Scott, Command Module Pilot Alfred M. Worden, and Lunar Module Pilot James B. Irwin.
  • Launched July 26, 1971 at 9:34 AM EDT.
  • Lunar Module Falcon landed in the Hadley-Appenine region of the moon on July 30, 1971.
  • Astronauts Scott and Irwin performed 3 extravehicular actvities on the lunar surface, including the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
  • While the Lunar Module was on the moon, Astronaut Worden in the Command Module orbited the moon 34 times conducting experiments.
  • Astronaut Worden retrieved film from the Scientific Instrument Module of the Service Module during the return to earth in a 38 minute space walk.
  • The Apollo 15 Command Module Endeavour splashed down on August 7, 1971, with flight time of 12 days, 7 hours, 12 minutes.

Photos from top:

Apollo 15 crew.

Lunar Module on moon with Lunar Roving Vehicle.

Apollo 15 Command and Service Module in lunar orbit.

Astronaut Worden during transearth space walk (at top, with feet facing camera).


Apollo 15 Command Module at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH. The spacecraft is missing the Main Instrument Panel.

All photos by NASA, except museum photo by John Fongheiser.

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