Category: apollo 15

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.

Apollo 15 astronauts take a test drive on the …

Apollo 15 astronauts take a test drive on the Moon, pictured in 1971 Teledyne
Ryan concept art by Robert Watts.

On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Sc…

On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott is working at the lunar rover. Photo by Jim Irwin. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: On August 7, 1971, Apollo 15…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On August 7, 1971, Apollo 15 returns from space, descending with two good parachutes into the Pacific Ocean. Though the third chute failed to deploy properly, the crew safely splashed down about 330 miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii, where the U.S. Navy scooped them out of the big drink. (NASA)

August 7, 1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Sco…

August 7, 1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott, Al Worden, and Jim Irwin return to Earth after a mission to the Moon that lasted 12 days, 7 hours, 11 minutes, 53 seconds. (NASA)

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.