Apollo 15 Launch

Apollo 15 Launch

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On July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 launched from Cape Canaveral. The mission was the first of the Apollo « J » missions which stayed on the moon for longer periods of time and had greater surface mobility. This was due in part to the creation of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, better known as the « moon buggy, » which was driven for the first time on this mission. The Apollo 15 crew logged many records, including most total EVAs (3), the longest total lunar surface EVAs, the longest time in lunar orbit, and longest Apollo mission. The mission returned to Earth on August 7, 1971, landing in the Pacific Ocean.

Image Number: KSC-71PC-0605
Date: July 26, 1971

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