Category: 1971

Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott with moon buggy…

Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott with moon buggy, August 2, 1971.

Jim Irwin, Dave Scott, and Al Worden with the …

Jim Irwin, Dave Scott, and Al Worden with the 1-g training rover, 1971. (via)

NASA techs work with the Apollo 15 training ro…

NASA techs work with the Apollo 15 training rover in the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at Cape Canaveral, March 26, 1971.

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 5, 1971, the Apol…

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 5, 1971, the Apollo 15 command module was heading back to Earth when it came time for a little chore. Astronaut Al Worden, command module pilot, went on a spacewalk outside the craft in order to retrieve film from the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) bay, which couldn’t be accessed from inside the ship. This was the first-ever EVA in deep space. (NASA)

Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin poses for a snap…

Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin poses for a snapshot by the American flag on his last day on the Moon, August 2, 1971. (NASA)

Looking out the window of the Apollo 15 lunar …

Looking out the window of the Apollo 15 lunar module, August 2, 1971.

August 2, 1971: Our breathtaking Moon, as seen…

August 2, 1971: Our breathtaking Moon, as seen during the Apollo 15 mission.

(NASA)

August 2, 1971 – The Apollo 15 command m…

August 2, 1971 – The Apollo 15 command module orbits the Moon, as seen from the lunar module. (NASA)

Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott with moon buggy…

Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott with moon buggy, August 2, 1971.

(NASA)

The magnificent Moon, as seen from lunar orbit…

The magnificent Moon, as seen from lunar orbit during the Apollo 15 mission, August 2, 1971