Monday, May 15, 2017

Crescent Earth | NASA Apollo 15 Mission


NASA Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden took this photo of a Crescent Earth rising beyond the Moon's barren horizon on August 4th, 1971. Composite of two images: AS15-97-13266 and AS15-97-13272

U.S. Astronaut Al Worden's Official NASA Biography
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/worden-am.html

Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of what were termed "J missions", long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used. (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center
Image Date: August 4, 1971


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