astronaut loading gear into lunar rover near lunar module
Image Credit: NASA
Published: October 6, 2017

Apollo 15 lunar module pilot Jim Irwin loaded the lunar rover with tools and equipment in preparation for the first lunar spacewalk at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The Lunar Module 'Falcon' appears on the left in this image. The undeployed Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector lies atop Falcon's Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly. Apollo 15 launched on July 26, 1971, from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.


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