Lift-off of Apollo 15, August 1971

Lift-off of Apollo 15, August 1971

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Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA S-71-41356, caption on verso

The huge, 363 foot tall Apollo 15 (Spacecraft 112/Lunar Module 10/Saturn 510) space vehicle is launched free from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, at 9.34 am (EDT), July 26, 1971, on a lunar landing mission. Aboard the Apollo 15 spacecraft were astronauts David R. Scott, commander; Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot; and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot. Apollo 15 was NASA's fourth manned lunar landing mission. Apollo 15 was the first of the Apollo "J" missions capable of a longer stay time on the moon and greater surface mobility. There were four primary objectives falling in the general categories of lunar surface science, lunar orbital science and engineering-operational. The mission objectives were to explore the Hadley-Apennine region, set up and activate lunar surface scientific experiments, make engineering evaluations of new Apollo equipment, and conduct lunar orbital experiments and photographic tasks.

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