Category: apollo 15

Planet Earth on July 26, 1971, as seen from th…

Planet Earth on July 26, 1971, as seen from the Apollo 15 spacecraft as it zoomed toward the Moon. (Apollo Archive)

Earth’s crest over the lunar horizon, ph…

Earth’s crest over the lunar horizon, photographed during the Apollo 15 mission, 1971.

ON THIS DAY: Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke…

ON THIS DAY: Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke evaluate equipment configuration on a lunar rover mock-up, 19 November 1970.

The Apollo 15 command module in lunar orbit, July 30, 1971….

The Apollo 15 command module in lunar orbit, July 30, 1971. (NASA)

1971 concept art depicts routes Apollo 15 astronauts might walk…

1971 concept art depicts routes Apollo 15 astronauts might walk if the lunar rover failed to work. (NASA)

Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin and Dave Scott train for the Moon…

Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin and Dave Scott train for the Moon on a geology field trip to Coconino Point, Navajo Nation, Arizona, June 25, 1971.

The Moon, as seen during the Apollo 15 mission, July 26-August…

The Moon, as seen during the Apollo 15 mission, July 26-August 7, 1971.

(NASA/ASU)

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

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

“Conquistadors” – Apollo 15 astronauts Jim…

“Conquistadors” – Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin and Dave Scott on the Moon, 1971. Painted by Apollo 12 moonwalker Alan Bean in 1986.

On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin is working near…

On August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin is working near the lunar module. The Moon is small compared to some celestial objects, but it’s seemingly vast compared to that speck in the distance. Photo by Dave Scott. 

(NASA)