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Apollo 15 exploration of the Moon, August 1971

Apollo 15 exploration of the Moon, August 1971

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80.3 x 31.2 cm ⏐ 31.6 x 12.3 in (300dpi)

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Apollo 15 exploration of the Moon, August 1971. Panoramic montage view of boot tracks and Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) tracks on the surface of the Moon, with the Lunar Module (LM) 'Falcon' at its landing site during the Apollo 15 mission. This photograph was taken during the Apollo 15 third lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA-3). This view looks southeast and includes the mission's Station 8. The Apennine Front is at left, and Hadley Delta Mountain is at right. At left of the lander is the US flag and the Solar Wind Composition (SWC) experiment. Apollo 15 was the fourth manned mission to land on the Moon. The lunar lander 'Falcon' touched down in the Hadley region of the Moon on 30 July 1971. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin spent a total of 18.5 hours outside their spacecraft, carrying out three exploration trips (EVAs) with the Lunar Roving Vehicle (used for the first time on this mission). Photographed by Irwin on 2 August 1971.

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