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Apollo 15

Mission Number: AS-51026 July - 7 August 1971

Crew:
    David Scott [3], Commander
    Alfred Worden [1], CSM Pilot
    James Irwin [1], LM Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Richard Gordon, Commander
    Vance Brand, CSM Pilot
    Harrison Schmitt, LM Pilot

Launch:
    Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
    Pad: 39-A
    Date: 26 July 1971
    Time: 13:34:00 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 12 days, 7 hours, 11 minutes, 53 seconds
    EVA#1: 33 minutes
    EVA#2: 39 minutes

Lunar Landing:
    Location: Hadley Rille/Appenines (Lunar 26.13° N, 3.63° E)
    Touchdown: 30 July 1971 22:16:29 UTC
    EVA#1: 6 hours, 33 minutes
    EVA#2: 7 hours, 12 minutes
    EVA#3: 4 hours, 50 minutes
    Liftoff: 2 August 1971 17:11:22 UTC
    Surface Stay Time: 2 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes, 53 seconds

Landing:
    Date: 7 August 1971
    Time: 20:45:53 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Pacific Ocean (26° 7' N, 158° 8' W)
    Vessel: USS Okinawa (LPH-3)

Landing site: Hadley-Apennine region near Apennine Mountains. Scott and Irwin performed 3 EVAs of 18 hours, 7 minutes. Lunar surface stay time, 66.9 hours. Lunar Rover was used to travel 17 miles. They were in lunar orbit for 145 hours, with 74 orbits. A total of 169 lbs of material was gathered. Worden performed a trans-Earth EVA to retrieve film. Prior to Apollo 13, the lunar landing location was proposed to be Censorinus.

The Command and Service Module (CSM) was named Endeavor, and the Lunar Module (LM) was named Falcon.

The Apollo 15 command module is on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH.

Launch was by Saturn V.

 

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Credit: NASA
David Scott near the Lunar Rover.
Astronaut Jim Irwin sets up the
first Lunar Roving Vehicle.
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Credit: NASA

 


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