Apollo 15 in Photos: A Moon Landing and the 1st Lunar Car for Astronauts

Onto the Ship

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Apollo 15 lunar landing mission astronauts, from left to right, David R. Scott, commander; Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot; and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot. step from the recovery helicopter on the the U.S.S. Okinawa after a successful mission and recovery.

A Great Success

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On August 8, 1971, the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission crew enjoy a warm welcome at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston. Astronauts David R. Scott, commander, on the left; Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot; and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot are joined by family: from left, Scott's daughter, Tracy; Worden's father Merrill and daughter, Merrill; and Irwin's daughters, Joy and Jill.

Lunar Samples

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Known as "Great Scott," this lunar sample is one of the largest brought back from the moon during the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission. It represents the basaltic samples found there. The sample contains olivine and pyroxene phenocrysts.

"Genesis Rock"

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Inside the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at the Manned Spacecraft Center, astronaut David R. Scott, Apollo 15 commander, and scientist-astronaut Joseph P. Allen, left, view a lunar sample known as "Genesis rock" in the Non-Sterile Nitrogen Processing Line.

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