Apollo 15

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Apollo 15
Mission insignia
Apollo 15-insignia.png
Mission statistics[1]
Mission name Apollo 15
Spacecraft name CSM: Endeavour
LM: Falcon
Command Module CM-112
mass 12,831 pounds (5,820 kg)
Service Module SM-112
mass 54,063 pounds (24,523 kg)
Lunar Module LM-10
mass 36,700 pounds (16,600 kg)
Spacecraft mass 103,594 pounds (46,989 kg)
Crew size 3
Call sign CSM: Endeavour
LM: Falcon
Booster Saturn V SA-510
Launch pad LC 39A
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, U.S.
Launch date July 26, 1971
13:34:00.6 UTC
Lunar landing
July 30, 1971
22:16:29 UTC
Hadley-Apennine
26°7′55.99″N 3°38′1.90″E / 26.1322194°N 3.633861°E / 26.1322194; 3.633861 (Apollo 15 landing)
(based on the IAU
Mean Earth Polar Axis coordinate system)
Lunar EVA duration LM standup   00:33:07
First 06:32:42
Second 07:12:14
Third 04:49:50
Lunar surface time 2 d 18 h 54 m 53 s
Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV-1
CMP EVA duration 00:39:07
Lunar sample mass 77 kg (170 lb)
Time in lunar orbit 6 d 01 h 12 m 41 s
Landing August 7, 1971
20:45:53 UTC
North Pacific Ocean
26°7′N 158°8′W / 26.117°N 158.133°W / 26.117; -158.133 (Apollo 15 splashdown)
Mission duration 12 d 07 h 11 m 53 s
Crew photo
Left to right: Scott, Worden, Irwin
Left to right: Scott, Worden, Irwin
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Apollo 15 was the ninth manned flight of NASA's Apollo program. It was the fourth mission to land on the surface of the Moon and the first J-Type mission. Apollo 15 was launched on July 26, 1971.[2]:77 Alan Worden stayed in orbit in the Command Module, Endeavour, while the Lunar Module, Falcon, landed at Hadley Base, with David Scott and James Irwin. The astronauts use the first Lunar Roving Vehicle to travel on the Moon. This vehicle was specially designed to work in a vacuum, with a wide range of temperatures across rough ground. They travelled a distance of 17.5 mi (28 km) on the Moon.[3] They spent three days (66 hours, 55 minutes) on the Moon. They were able to collect a lot of rock samples, including a core sample from at least 10 ft (3 m) deep.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Richard W. Orloff. "Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference (SP-4029)". NASA. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4029/Apollo_00g_Table_of_Contents.htm. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
  2. Furniss, Tim (2001). The History of Space Vehicles. London: Grange Books. ISBN 1-84013-370-8 .
  3. 3.0 3.1 "NASA - Apollo 15". nasa.gov. 2009. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo15.html. Retrieved August 11, 2012.