|Mission name||Apollo 15|
|Spacecraft name||CSM: Endeavour
mass 12,831 pounds (5,820 kg)
mass 54,063 pounds (24,523 kg)
mass 36,700 pounds (16,600 kg)
|Spacecraft mass||103,594 pounds (46,989 kg)|
|Call sign||CSM: Endeavour
|Booster||Saturn V SA-510|
|Launch pad||LC 39A
Kennedy Space Center
|Launch date||July 26, 1971
July 30, 1971
(based on the IAU
Mean Earth Polar Axis coordinate system)
|Lunar EVA duration||LM standup 00:33:07
|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
North Pacific Ocean
|Mission duration||12 d 07 h 11 m 53 s|
Left to right: Scott, Worden, Irwin
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.: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 used 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. 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.
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