Splashdown of Apollo 15 Spacecraft
May 6, 2003
The Apollo 15 Command Module touches down in the mid-Pacific Ocean to conclude a successful lunar landing mission. Although causing no harm to the crewmen, one of the three main parachutes failed to function properly. The splashdown occured at 3:45:53 p.m., August 7, 1971, some 330 miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Topics: Environment, Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo spacecraft, Apollo program, Apollo 15, Return to Earth, Splashdown, Apollo 1, Apollo 17