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Apollo 15 and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (Archive: NASA, Marshall, 07/31/71)

On July 31, 1971, the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) made its lunar debut. The LRV, developed my Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, would travel just over 17 miles, logging three hours and two minutes of driving time. The LRV greatly expanded the range of the Apollo astronauts’ lunar surface activities and experiments. This photograph, taken by commander David R. Scott, shows lunar module pilot James B. Irwin working at the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the first Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadley-Apennine landing site.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

Original image:

www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/apollo15_140731.html

 

More about Marshall Center history:

www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/index.html

 

Marshall History Album on Flickr:

www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157636868630444/

 

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