Category: august 1

Tracks of the Apollo 15 moon buggy lead to Mount Hadley on the Moon, August 1, 1971. (NASA)

Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott on the slope of the Moon’s Hadley Delta, August 1, 1971.

The Silver Spur and Swann Ridge formations on the Moon, August 1, 1971, photographed by Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin.

Astronaut Dave Scott at the wheel of the Apollo 15 lunar rover, August 1, 1971.

Apollo 15 spaceman Jim Irwin on the Moon, August 1, 1971. (NASA)

August 1, 1954 – The Convair XFY-1 Pogo made its first vertical takeoff and landing. The test pilot said, “It’s awful hard to fly an airplane looking over your shoulder.” (via)

August 1, 1971 – Tracks of the Apollo 15 moon buggy lead to Mount Hadley on the Moon.

(NASA)

Apollo 15 spaceman Dave Scott on the Moon, August 1, 1971. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Mt. Hadley and Swann Ridge on the Moon, August 1, 1971, shown in a sequence of photos by Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin. I love the rover tracks in the last two images. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin snaps photos showing Dave Scott working at the lunar rover, August 1, 1971. (NASA)