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Lunar Landing


David R. Scott, James B. Irwin, Alfred M. Worden


July 26, 1971


Aug. 7, 1971

David R. Scott


As a NASA astronaut, Scott flew on Gemini 8, Apollo 9, and was Spacecraft Commander on Apollo 15. He logged 546 hours and 54 minutes in space, of which 20 hours and 46 minutes were in extravehicular activity. Scott later became the Director of NASA’s Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, CA.

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Read more about Apollo 15: The first mission to the Moon with the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

50 Years Ago: Apollo 15 Astronauts Post Mission Activities
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Although their highly successful 12-day Moon landing mission ended with their Aug. 7, 1971 splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, the…

50 Years Ago: Apollo 15 Astronauts Return to Houston
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Following their Aug. 7, 1971 splashdown in the Pacific Ocean that concluded their 12-day Moon landing mission, Apollo 15 astronauts…

50 Years Ago: Apollo 15 Home from the Moon
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On Aug. 7, 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden and James B. Irwin ended their successful…

50 Years Ago: Apollo 15 Heads Home to Earth
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On Aug. 2, 1971, following three days of exploration at the Hadley-Apennine site on the Moon, Apollo 15 astronauts David…

50 Years Ago: Apollo 15 on the Moon at Hadley-Apennine
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Apollo 15 entered lunar orbit on July 29, 1971. The next day, astronauts David R. Scott, and James B. Irwin…

Apollo to Artemis: Drilling on the Moon
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Fifty years ago, Apollo 15 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, sending Commander David R. Scott, Command Module Pilot Alfred…

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