Apollo 15 Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean

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Title

Apollo 15 Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean

Alternative Title

Apollo 15 Splashdown

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 15 (Spacecraft)

Description

The Apollo 15 splashdown in the Pacific Ocean near the USS Okinawa on August 7, 1971. Apollo 15 was the first of three extended capabilities missions, which allowed astronauts greater mobility with the Lunar Rover and additional equipment. The mission was crewed by Mission Commander David Scott (1932-), Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden (1932-), and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin (1930-1991), and was launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 26. Apollo 15 continued on a 12-day mission, including a Moon landing on July 30.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, August 7, 1971: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1971-08-07

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, August 7, 1971.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

263 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Pacific Ocean

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 15 (AS-510)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed July 1, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo15.cfm.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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