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What was special about Apollo 15?

What was special about Apollo 15?

Apollo 15 (July 26 – August 7, 1971) was the ninth crewed mission in the United States’ Apollo program and the fourth to land on the Moon. It was the first J mission, with a longer stay on the Moon and a greater focus on science than earlier landings. Apollo 15 saw the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

What was unique about the Apollo 15 landing site?

Apollo 15 was the first of the so-called J missions, which considerably expanded the capabilities for doing science on and near the Moon. For the first time, three 7-hour-long EVAs would be performed, and a lunar rover would significantly extend the distance a crew could travel over the lunar surface.

How long was Apollo 15 on the Moon?

295 hr. 11 min

Lunar Module: Falcon
Time on Lunar Surface: 66 hr. 54 min. 53 sec.
Returned to Earth: August 7, 1971 splashdown 20:45:53 UT (4:45:53 p.m. EDT)
Mission Duration: 295 hr. 11 min. 53 sec.
Retrieval site: Pacific Ocean 26° 7′ N, 18° 8′ W

What year did Apollo 15 land on the Moon?

August 7, 1971
Apollo 15/Land dates

Was Apollo 15 a success?

The fourth manned lunar landing, Apollo 15 was one of the most scientifically successful and geologically diverse of the Apollo Lunar Landing Program. Apollo 15 lifted-off from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral, Florida at 13:34 UTC on Monday, 26 July 1971.

Where is Apollo 15 now?

The Saturn V rocket launched Apollo 15 into a clear morning sky. Ten seconds after the first motion, the rocket cleared the launch tower and mission responsibility shifted from KSC’s Firing Room 1 to the Mission Control Center (MCC) at the Manned Spacecraft Center, now NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Did Apollo 15 succeed?

The successful Apollo 15 manned lunar landing mission was the first in a series of three advanced missions planned for the Apollo program.

What happen to Apollo 15?

At approximately 4:46 p.m. EDT Aug. 7, Apollo 15 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, about 335 miles north of Honolulu, ending a flight of 12 days, seven hours. The crew was picked up by helicopters from the prime recovery ship, the USS Okinawa, 6.32 miles from the targeted touchdown point.

Did Apollo 7 fail?

Despite tension between the crew and ground controllers, the mission was a complete technical success, giving NASA the confidence to send Apollo 8 into orbit around the Moon two months later.

Where is Apollo 7 now?

Unlike future Apollo missions, Apollo 7 did not go to the moon; the goal was to test the Service and Command Modules in low-Earth orbit. It was also the first mission which was televised live from space! The Apollo 7 Command Module is now permanently on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas.

What was the date of Apollo 7?

October 11, 1968
Apollo 7/Fly dates

Apollo 7 was launched from Cape Kennedy, Fla., at 11:02:45 a.m., EST, on October 11, 1968 from launch complex 34 on top of a Saturn IB. The spacecraft crew consisted of commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., command module pilot Donn F.