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Launch of Apollo 15 (NBC)

The launch of Apollo 15 - July 26th 1971. Onboard are astronauts Dave Scott (CDR) Al Worden (CMP) and Jim Irwin (LMP).

Apollo 15 Launch (Best angle)

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Apollo 15

Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Lunar Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Apollo 15 was the 9th manned mission in the Apollo program and 4th to land on the moon. It was a successful mission although controversial as the astronauts carried unauthorized postage stamps which they planned to sell. Commander David Scott, Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin and Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden were on board. The Mission lasted 12 days 7 hours, which included 1 cislunar EVA and 4 lunar surface EVA's. This was also the first mission the lunar rover was used.

Saturn V

Family: Saturn
Configuration: V

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    110.6 m
  • Diameter
    10.1 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2970 T
  • Thrust
    35100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn V
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    140000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo Endeavour CSM-112


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Lunar Orbit where the LM would detach and land on the Moon.
Serial Number: CSM-112

CSM-112 "Endeavour" was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 15 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


David Scott

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 6, 1932
Age: 88

Alfred Worden

Command Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Feb. 7, 1932
Date of Death: March 18, 2020

James Irwin

Lunar Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: March 17, 1930
Date of Death: Aug. 8, 1991

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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