Lunar Salute 3 - Apollo 15
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"Lunar Salute 3 - Apollo 15"
From the Apollo 15 Map and Image Library:
"163:59:05 Few Apollo photographs have been reproduced more often than this color photo of Jim, the flag, the Rover, and the LM, with Mt. Hadley Delta in the background. Note the bright, rectangular pattern on the high-gain antenna. The pattern is produced by sunlight reflected by the mirrored tiles on the top of the TV camera. A detail shows that Jim has a strap-on pocket on each thigh ( 153k )."
Astronaut James Irwin gives salute beside U.S. flag during EVA
AS15-88-11866 (1 Aug. 1971) --- Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, gives a military salute while standing beside the deployed United States flag during the Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The flag was deployed toward the end of EVA-2. The Lunar Module (LM) "Falcon" is in the center. On the right is the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). This view is looking almost due south. Hadley Delta in the background rises approximately 4,000 meters (about 13,124 feet) above the plain. The base of the mountain is approximately 5 kilometers (about 3 statute miles) away. This photograph was taken by astronaut David R. Scott, Apollo 15 commander. While astronauts Scott and Irwin descended in the LM to explore the moon, astronaut Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.
Image and Text Credit: NASA
This image is adapted from NASA image AS15-88-11866
Additional image editing by Eric Glaser
August 11th, 2021
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