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.