Apollo 15

Apollo 15

Apollo 15’s mission objectives were to explore the Hadley-Apennine region, set up and activate lunar surface scientific experiments, make engineering evaluations of new Apollo equipment, and conduct lunar orbital experiments and photographic tasks. The crew consisted of David Scott, James Irwin, and Alfred Worden. They took off from Cape Kennedy on July 26, 1971. Apollo 15 set several new records for crewed spaceflight: heaviest payload in a lunar orbit of approximately 107,000 pounds, and maximum radial distance traveled on the lunar surface away from the spacecraft of about 17.5 miles.


Apollo 15 Moon Landing Site