Saturn V | Apollo 15

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Saturn V Rocket

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Saturn V rocket as part of the Apollo 15 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Mon, Jul 26th, 1971, 9:34 AM EDT from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Saturn V and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Apollo 15

Apollo 15 was the 9th manned mission in the Apollo program and 4th to land on the moon. It was a successful mission although controversial as the astronauts carried unauthorized postage stamps which they planned to sell. Commander David Scott, Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin and Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden were on board. The Mission lasted 12 days 7 hours, which included 1 cislunar EVA and 4 lunar surface EVA's. This was also the first mission the lunar rover was used.

Location

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Saturn V

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Crew

David Scott

David Scott

Commander - American

David Randolph Scott is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and former test pilot. He belonged to the third group of NASA astronauts, selected in October 1963. As an astronaut, Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon. Following the death of John Young in January 2018, Scott became the last living commander of a successful Apollo lunar landing mission and, as such, the only person currently alive who has flown a spacecraft to a landing on the Moon.

Alfred Worden

Alfred Worden

Command Module Pilot - American

Alfred Merrill "Al" Worden is an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

James Irwin

James Irwin

Lunar Module Pilot - American

James Benson "Jim" Irwin was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as lunar module pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing. Following his retirement from NASA, he became a prominent born-again Christian. He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the first, and youngest, of those astronauts to die.

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