Close up of the CSM over the Sea of Fertility, Apollo 15, August 1971

Close up of the CSM over the Sea of Fertility, Apollo 15, August 1971

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Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA AS15-88-11872, caption on verso

Alone in ‘Endeavour’ Worden pitched the command ship nose down toward the Moon so that Scott and Irwin in the LM could inspect the exposed SIM bay where he would later retrieve the cassettes of the panoramic cameras during his deep space EVA. An excellent view of the Apollo 15 Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit as photographed from the Lunar Module, with the lunar nearside in the background. This view is looking southeast into the Sea of Fertility. The crater Taruntius is at the right centre edge of the picture. The SM’s Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) bay, which holds eight orbital science experiments, is clearly visible. While Astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin descended in the LM to explore the Moon, Astronaut Alfred M. Worden remained with the CSM in lunar orbit. 

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