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Kennedy Space Centre, Fla. Apollo 15 lift-off 9.34am EDT. 26 July 1971

type C photograph
50.6 × 40.5 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Florida, United States
printed on accompanying card (system ID# 100361): NASA / FOR RELEASE: July 26, 1971 / PHOTO NO. 71-H-1232 / 71-HC-995 / This photograph is a government publication -- not subject to copy- / right. / It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or / by any NASA employee of a commercial product, process or service, or / used in any other matter that might mislead. Accordingly, it is re- / quested that if this photograph is used in advertising, posters, books, / etc., layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release. / KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE,. Fla. -- Apollo 15 Astronauts David R. Scott, Alfred M. / Worden and James B. Irwin lifted off aboard an Apollo / Saturn V Space vehicle / from Complex 39A at 9:34 a.m. EDT, July 26, 1971. The 363-foot-high space / vehicle generated 7 1/2 million pounds of thrust as it sent the astronauts / on the first leg of their quarter-of-a-million-mile journey to the Moon. / The 12-day mission, the nation's seventh manned lunar voyage, will continue the scientific exploration begun by previous crews to learn more about the / early history of the Moon, the Earth and solar system. Worden will pilot / the command module in lunar orbit, conduct scientific experiments and photo- / graph lunar landmarks while Scott and Irwin remain on the surface 67 hours. / Scott and Irwin will leave the lunar module three times and will drive a / lunar roving vehicle in the Moon's Hadley-Apennine region. They will also / deploy scientific experiments. They are scheduled to splash down in the / Pacific Ocean at 4:46 p.m. EDT, August 7, approximately 300 miles north of / Hawaii. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration directs the Apollo / program.
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1980
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display