Category: august 2

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

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 module, August 2, 1971.

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

(NASA)

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, August 2, 1971.

(NASA)

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

Doing a little lunar geology on the Moon, August 2, 1971. (NASA)

Crater Alden on the Moon, observed from the Apollo 15 lunar module on August 2, 1971. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: A spectacular view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on August 2, 1991.