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Preliminary geologic investigation of the Apollo 15 landing siteThe Apollo 15 lunar module (LM) landed on the mare surface of Palus Putredinis on the eastern edge of the Imbrium Basin. The site is between the Apennine Mountain front and Hadley Rille. The objectives of the mission, in order of decreasing priority, were description and sampling of three major geologic features-the Apennine Front, Hadley Rille, and the mare. The greater number of periods of extravehicular activity (EVA) and the mobility provided by the lunar roving vehicle (ROVER) allowed much more geologic information to be obtained from a much larger area than those explored by previous Apollo crews. A total of 5 hours was spent at traverse station stops, and the astronauts transmitted excellent descriptions of the lunar surface while in transit between stations.
Document ID
19720015169
Document Type
Other
Authors
Swann, G. A. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Bailey, N. G. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Batson, R. M. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Freeman, V. L. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Hait, M. H. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Head, J. W. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Holt, H. E. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Howard, K. A. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Irwin, J. B. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Larson, K. B. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Apollo 15 Prelim. Sci. Rept. te
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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