Crescent Earthrise beyond the Moon’s barren horizon

Space Mission
Apollo 15, August 1971

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Photo Description
Vintage chromogenic print on a fiber-based Kodak paper, 20.2 x 25.4 cm; ‘A Kodak Paper’ watermarks verso, numbered NASA AS15-97-13267 in green ink in top left margin

Apollo 15 was the first of the Apollo “J” missions capable of a longer stay time on the moon and greater surface mobility. There were four primary objectives falling in the general categories of lunar surface science, lunar orbital science and engineering-operational. The mission objectives were to explore the Hadley-Apennine region, set up and activate lunar surface scientific experiments, make engineering evaluations of new Apollo equipment, and conduct lunar orbital experiments and photographic tasks.