James Irwin salutes by the Lunar Module and Rover, Apollo 15, August 1971

James Irwin salutes by the Lunar Module and Rover, Apollo 15, August 1971


Credit: David Scott

Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA AS15-88-11866, caption on verso

[NASA description] Few Apollo photographs have been reproduced more often than this colour photo of Irwin, the flag, the Rover, the LM and Mount Hadley.

[NASA description] Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, gives a military salute while standing beside the deployed United States flag during the Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The flag was deployed toward the end of EVA-2. The Lunar Module (LM) "Falcon" is in the centre. On the right is the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). This view is looking almost due south. Hadley Delta in the background rises approximately 4,000 meters (about 13,124 feet) above the plain. The base of the mountain is approximately 5 kilometres (about 3 statute miles) away. This photograph was taken by astronaut David R. Scott, Apollo 15 commander. While astronauts Scott and Irwin descended in the LM to explore the moon, astronaut Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.

Condition: small abrasions to top left and top right corners, very slight crease near top right corner, otherwise mint

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