Astronaut David Scott Examining the Genesis Rock

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Title

Astronaut David Scott Examining the Genesis Rock

Alternative Title

David Scott Examining Genesis Rock

Subject

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Johnson Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Scott, David Randolph, 1932-
Astronauts--United States

Description

Commander David Scott (1932-) examining the Genesis Rock at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The Genesis rock was a lunar sample that Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin (1930-1991) collected while on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission. The sample was found to be approximately 4.1 billion years old. 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 Scott, Irwin, and Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden (1932-), and was launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 26, 1971. Apollo 15 continued on a 12-day mission, including a Moon landing on July 30 and a Pacific Ocean splashdown on August 7.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, August 18, 1971: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1971-08-18

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, August 18, 1971.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

207 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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.
"Apollo 15: Lunar Samples Overview." Lunar and Planetary Institute. Accessed July 7, 2015. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_15/samples/.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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