Apollo 15 Lunar Rover on the Moon

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Title

Apollo 15 Lunar Rover on the Moon

Alternative Title

Apollo 15 Lunar Rover

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 15 (Spacecraft)
Lunar rovers
Astronauts--United States
Moon

Description

A Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) from Apollo 15 on the Moon. Manned by astronauts David Scott (1932-), Alfred Worden (1932-), and James Irwin (1930-1991), Apollo 15 was launched from the Launch Complex 39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 26, 1971. This was the first lunar mission equipped with a LRV, or Lunar Rover. This allowed astronauts with unprecedented capabilities to move around the Moon's surface, as they traveled 17.5 miles during their time on the surface. Apollo 15 returned to Earth on August 7.

Source

Original black and white photographic prints, 1971: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1971-07-31

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic prints, 1975.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

282 KB
125 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographic prints

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Launch Complex 39A, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Apollo 15." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo15.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 black and white photographic prints

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