Apollo 15
Launch Date
July 26, 1971
Craft
Apollo
Status
Past
Crew
3
Apollo 15
Launch Date
July 26, 1971
Craft
Apollo
Status
Past
Crew
3
Overview
Apollo 15 was the fourth human lunar landing, the first science-focused mission, the first to have a crew stay on the Moon's surface for 3 days, and the first to bring a Moon car along. Across 18 hours of moonwalking, Scott and Irwin drove the Moon car 27.9 km. Just before leaving lunar orbit, the crew deployed a small satellite to study the plasma, particle, and magnetic field environment.
Crafts
Apollo
The main Apollo spacecraft was a Command and Service Module designed to take three astronauts to and from the Moon’s orbit and provide access to the lunar lander during missions. After the Moon program ended, Apollo spacecraft flew three crews to the Skylab space station and performed the historic joint U.S.-Soviet mission in 1975.