Apollo 15 was the ninth crewed mission in the US Apollo program, and the fourth mission to land on the Moon. Apollo 15 saw the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
The mission launched on July 26, 1971, and splashed down on August 7, with the lunar surface exploration taking place between July 30 and August 2.
Command Module Pilot, Alfred M Worden, remained in orbit conducting more science experiments and lunar observations than any previous CMD, whilst Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin landed near Hadley Rille and explored the local area using the rover, allowing them to travel further from the lunar module than had been possible on previous missions.
Please go to alworden.com for more information about Al Worden and the Apollo 15 mission.
July 26 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 15
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