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  Apollo 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
pollo 15 was the fourth mission to land men on the Moon.
This mission was the first flight of the Lunar Roving Vehicle which astronauts used to explore the geology of the Hadley Rille/Apennine region.
The LRV allowed Apollo 15, 16 and 17 astronauts to venture further from the Lunar Module than in previous missions.
www.nasm.si.edu /collections/imagery/apollo/AS15/a15.htm   (83 words)

  
  Apollo Program - MSN Encarta
Apollo Program, American manned lunar-space program designed to land an astronaut on the Moon and return him safely to Earth, as well as to overtake the former Soviet Union in the race to dominate space exploration.
Following the Apollo program, Apollo spacecraft were used to shuttle astronauts to and from the Skylab space station, and an Apollo spacecraft docked with the orbiting Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
During the Apollo program, 12 Saturn V rockets were launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and all were successful.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564360/Apollo_Program.html   (1081 words)

  
 Apollo 15
Action was initiated to determine the feasibility of providing photographic coverage of a lunar eclipse from the lunar surface or the CSM during the Apollo 15 mission.
Apollo 16 and 17 would carry instrumentation to measure cloud intensity and effects, deposits and their effects, critical surfaces, particle count, surface charge potential, and pressure.
Payload: Apollo CSM 112/LM 10/ ALSEP/ LRV-1/PFS 1/S-IVB-510.
www.astronautix.com /flights/apollo15.htm   (6370 words)

  
 Apollo 15 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fourth mission to land on the Moon.
Apollo 15 used Command/Service Module CSM-112, which was given the callsign Endeavour, named after the HM Bark Endeavour and Lunar Module LM-10, callsign Falcon, named after the United States Air Force Academy mascot.
Apollo 15 was the first mission to carry the SIM bay, which contained a panoramic camera, gamma ray spectrometer, mapping camera, laser altimeter and mass spectrometer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apollo_15   (3172 words)

  
 APOLLO MISSION CONTROL PHOTO PLUS
Apollo 15 will be the first mission to the Moon to carry a Lunar Roving Vehicle, which will permit the astronauts to cover a larger area for exploration and sample collecting than on previous missions.
The prime crewmen of the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission, aboard the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever, talk with the assigned lead underwater demolition team (UDT) swimmer for recovery operations of the mission.
A near vertical view from the Apollo 15 CSM of a portion of the Aristarchus Plateau area on the lunar near-side.
www.apollomissionphotos.com /index_ap15_reissue.html   (2687 words)

  
 Apollo 15 Lunar Samples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Apollo 15 landed in Mare Imbrium at the base of the Apennine Mountains, which form part of the rim of the Imbrium impact basin.
The surface rocks in Mare Imbrium are basalt, as was the case for both the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 samples.
Basalts are dark-colored rocks that solidified from molten lava and consist primarily of the minerals pyroxene and plagioclase.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo15/A15_sampact.html   (869 words)

  
 Welcome To Spacecraft Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Apollo 15 was the fourth successful lunar landing mission, and in many ways the first of the great explorations of the moon.
Man Must Explore – On Apollo 15 the camera captured the first steps of commander Dave Scott on the lunar surface, then was moved to a tripod to show LRV deployment, and then was placed on the lunar rover.
The final EVA on Apollo 15 began one hour and 45 minutes late, and was the shortest, due to a constraint to meet the nominal lunar liftoff time.
www.spacecraftfilms.com /apollo15cde.html   (2264 words)

  
 Apollo 15
The Apollo 15 command module "Endeavor" is on display at the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
Apollo 15 was the fourth mission in which humans walked on the lunar surface.
Apollo 15 launched on 26 July 1971 on a Saturn V from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
www.apolloexplorer.co.uk /apollo15.htm   (313 words)

  
 Contact Light - a personal retrospective of Project Apollo
The Apollo project was dealt a major setback in early 1967 with the tragic Apollo 1 fire and death of its crewmen during training, and it wasn't until October of 1968 (23 months after the final Gemini flight) that manned missions resumed with the launch of earth orbital mission Apollo 7.
Apollo 15 was on its way to the moon, carrying with it a new vehicle...the Lunar Rover.
Apollo 17 set records for total duration of lunar EVA's (22 hours), distance driven with the LRV (36 km.) and lunar samples collected (254 lbs.), and brought the manned lunar landing missions to conclusion in grand fashion with a spectacular televised lunar liftoff.
www.retroweb.com /apollo_retrospective.html   (3583 words)

  
 Spaceflight :Project Apollo
Apollos 9 and 10 were launched in early 1969 to test equipment and practice procedures for the lunar mission.
Apollo 10 astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan flew a “dress rehearsal” of the first lunar landing mission, with Stafford and Cernan descending to within 50,000 feet (14,240 meters) of the Moon's surface.
Apollo 13 suffered a catastrophic explosion in a Service Module oxygen tank at about the midpoint of its lunar journey on April 13, 1970, but the three astronauts, James Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and John L. Swigert, safely returned to Earth through the heroic efforts of their ground support team in Houston.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/SPACEFLIGHT/apollo/SP19.htm   (1915 words)

  
 Apollo 15
Apollo 15 marked the start of a new series of missions from the Apollo space program, each capable of exploring more lunar terrain than ever before.
Launched on July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 reached the Moon four days later and Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin descended to its surface while Alfred Worden remained in orbit.
Its success in the Apollo 15 mission led to its use in the sixteenth and seventeenth Apollo voyages.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/space_missions/apollo15.html   (255 words)

  
 Apollo 15 Mission Patch
The Apollo 15 mission was the first mission designed to explore the Moon over longer periods, greater ranges and with more instruments for the collection of scientific data than on previous missions.
The successful Apollo 15 lunar landing mission was the first in a series of three advanced missions planned for the Apollo program.
Apollo 15 televised the first lunar liftoff and recorded a walk in deep space by Alfred Worden.
www.thespacestore.com /ap15mispat.html   (239 words)

  
 Apollo 15 Flight Journal - Index Page
Welcome to this 30 December 2004 release of the Apollo 15 Flight Journal, the companion to the
Like the Surface Journal, it is intended to be a resource for all those interested in the Apollo flights to the Moon, whether in a passing or scholarly capacity.
Unauthorized commercial use of the Apollo Flight Journal is prohibited; and the commercial use of the name or likeness of any of the astronauts without his express permission is prohibited.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/ap15fj/index.htm   (349 words)

  
 The Apollo 15 & 16 missions
Apollo 15 and 16 were launched on 26 July 1971 and 16 April 1972, respectively.
Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke deployed a UV electrographic camera/spectrograph on the lunar surface.
Apollo 15 and 16 carried a 512-channel cylindrical NaI(Tl) scintillation gamma-ray spectrometer, 76x76 mm in size, covered with a plastic scintillator for charged particle rejection.
heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/heasarc/missions/apollo1516.html   (167 words)

  
 Space Mission Patches - Apollo 15 Patch
Until Apollo 15, Lion Brothers seemed consistently to produce embroidered patches that were more faithful to the patch artwork than those of AB Emblem.
Beginning with Apollo 15 roles were reversed, with AB Emblem making patches which were consistently more faithful than Lion Brothers.
Like most patches (but unlike Apollo 8), the beta cloth was trimmed to a square around the circular patch before being sewn onto the suit.
genedorr.com /patches/Apollo/Ap15.html   (817 words)

  
 Apollo 15, Outward journey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of the windows of the Apollo 15 CSM was specifically designed to transmit ultraviolet radiation, permitting the crew to acquire UV photographs of the Earth and the Moon.
As with all the LOI performed during Project Apollo it was perfect, the SPS burned for 6 minutes and 38 seconds, placing them into a 169 by 59 nautical miles (313 by 109.3 km) orbit.
The "Apollo 15 Preliminary Science Report" said that most of the measurements of gas made by the spectrometer were actually caused by the spacecraft itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apollo_15,_Outward_journey   (2510 words)

  
 Apollo 15 - Wikimedia Commons
Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden during his EVA to retrieve film from cameras in the SIM bay.
Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot Jim Irwin took this photo from that ALSEP at that start of the third EVA.
Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott photographed the Lunar Rover at the end of the last EVA.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Apollo_15   (545 words)

  
 Jim Scotti's Apollo page
Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 were the only flights that came close enough to get long distance oblique views of the most prominant rayed crater on the Moon.
Apollo 13 was planned to land in the highlands of Fra Mauro, but an explosion in an oxygen tank 200,000 miles from Earth turned the flight into a fight for survival.
Apollo 15 Flight Journal The Apollo 15 Flight Journal does for the rest of the Apollo 15 flight what the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal (ALSJ) does for the Apollo 15 lunar exploration.
pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu /~jscotti/apollo.html   (3566 words)

  
 Apollo:DeveloperFAQ - Adobe Labs
Apollo is currently in its early development stages, and thus all information contained in this FAQ is subject to change.
Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) to the desktop.
Apollo 1.0 will be supported on Windows and OS X. We are also researching what additional platforms we will support beyond Apollo 1.0.
labs.adobe.com /wiki/index.php/Apollo:developerfaq   (2085 words)

  
 Lunar Retroreflectors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Apollo 14 retroreflector array is very much like the Apollo 11 array in design: 100 3.8 cm reflectors in a 10×10 square pattern.
A close-up of the Apollo 15 array, which has 300 3.8 cm corner cubes in a hexagonal array.
APOLLO will have much greater sensitivity, and will consequently visit the various retroreflectors in a more uniformly distributed manner.
physics.ucsd.edu /~tmurphy/apollo/lrrr.html   (517 words)

  
 apollo15
This is the insignia designed for the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission.
On the outer portion of the patch a narrow band of blue and a narrow band of red encircle a wider ba nd of white.
The Apollo 15 prime crew men are David R. Scott, commander; Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot; and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot.
www.angelfire.com /fl/Jacqmans/paap15.html   (383 words)

  
 Apollo 15 Summary
Part of the reason was that the Apollo 15 site is well north of the Moon's equator and the photo coverage didn't have the resolution that had been available for the earlier sites; and, the net effect was at, as Scott looked out the window, he couldn't find the patterns he had hoped to see.
The Apollo 11 and 12 crews had brought back the mare samples with which geochemists dated the great lava floods that made the mare; and the 14 crew had brought back the breccia samples which confirmed general impressions about the age and composition of the ejecta from the large basins like Imbrium.
Studies of the deep cores obtained on Apollos 15, 16, and 17 provided details that were critical to an understanding of the processes that produce the soil layers.
www.solarviews.com /eng/apo15.htm   (16592 words)

  
 collectSPACE - news - "The case of the missing Apollo 15 panels"
And so their Apollo 15 vehicle is honored here together with other historic Air Force craft.
Apollo 13 and later missions flew with a newer version of the armrests on their couches.
In September, 1972 flown panels and lockers from Apollo 13 were placed in the water egress trainer to ensure the high fidelity of the training.
www.collectspace.com /news/news-072604a.html   (1348 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Apollo 15 - Man Must Explore (Extended Collector's Edition): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Apollo 16 astronauts DID carry a 16mm film camera with them on their EVAs, but only shot short segments in order to conserve film.
Apollo 15 had a 16mm camera taken on the surface on the LRV.
Apollo 16 had a 16mm camera which took nearly all of the film you've seen from the LRV and it was the only time footage was taken of the LRV driving on the moon.
www.amazon.com /Apollo-15-Explore-Extended-Collectors/dp/B0001NBM58   (2806 words)

  
 APOD: July 5, 1998 - Apollo 15's Home on the Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The lunar module shown above, named "Falcon," served as home for Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin during their stay on the Moon in July and August 1971.
Apollo 15 confirmed that most lunar surface features were created by impacts.
Rocks returned by the Apollo 15 crew included green glasses whose formation mechanism is still unclear.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap980705.html   (160 words)

  
 RE: Apollo 15 landing site - Astronomy.com Forums
However, one argument presented is that the Apollo 15 landing site has actually been imaged from lunar orbit by the Clementine spacecraft.
However, cameras on the Apollo 15 rover actually imaged the take-off remotely (one picture of this is shown in the same issue).
If indeed the Apollo 15 landing site has been observed from orbit, we can't just throw this into the pot without explaining how this can actually be so, given the small amounts of dust raised.
www.astronomy.com /ASY/CS/forums/238445/ShowPost.aspx   (780 words)

  
 Apollo 15 Landing Site Spotted in Images
A set of Clementine images in the vicinity of the Apollo 15 landing site were intensively studied by Kreslavsky and Shkuratov.
In an Apollo 15 preliminary science report, Hinners and El-Baz studied two high-resolution photographs of the landing site vicinity.
Using Clementine photos taken of the Apollo 15 touchdown zone, several anomalies can be seen.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/missions/apollo15_touchdown_photos_010427.html   (567 words)

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