Apollo 15 Lunar Module "Falcon" Prior to Liftoff
May 6, 2003
The Apollo 15 Lunar Module "Falcon" is seen only seconds before ascent stage liftoff in this black and white reproduction taken from a color transmission made by the RCA color television camera mounted on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). The LRV was parked about 300 feet east of the Lunar Module (LM). The LM liftoff was at 171:37 ground elapsed time. The LM descent stage is used as a launching platform and remains behind on the Moon.
Topics: Apollo Lunar Module, Lunar rover, Apollo program, Apollo, Apollo 15, Lunar surface, Apollo TV camera, Apollo 15, Apollo spacecraft, RCA