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    THIS IS THE STORY OF THE UPCOMING FLIGHT OF APOLLO FIFTEEN AS TOLD BY THE MEN WHO WILL FLY THE TWELVE-DAY MISSION.

    40-YEAR-OLD DAVE SCOTT...

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    THIS IS THE STORY OF THE UPCOMING FLIGHT OF APOLLO FIFTEEN AS TOLD BY THE MEN WHO WILL FLY THE TWELVE-DAY MISSION.

    40-YEAR-OLD DAVE SCOTT... THE MAN-IN-CHARGE ON APOLLO 15. THIS WILL BE SCOTT'S THIRD SPACE FLIGHT. HE FLEW PREVIOUSLY ON GEMINI EIGHT AND APOLLO NINE.

    SHARING THE WORKLOAD ON THE MOON'S SURFACE, LUNAR MODULE PILOT JIM IRWIN, FORTY ONE.

    ORBITING THE MOON WHILE SCOTT AND IRWIN ARE ON THE SURFACE, 39-YEAR-OLD AT WORDEN...COMMAND MODULE PILOT.

    APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS AFTER LAUNCH FROM THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE THE CREW OF APOLLO 15 WILL HEAD OUT 240,000 MILES TOWARD
    THIS SPOT...THE HADLEY RILLE... LOCATED IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE MOON'S APENNINE MOUNTAINS.

    ASTRONAUTS SCOTT AND IRWIN WILL TRAVEL FARTHER AND GATHER MORE SAMPLES FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDY THAN ANY MOON LANDING TEAM SO FAR. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO DO THIS BECAUSE OF THE LUNAR ROVER. A FOUR-WHEEL, BATTERY OPERATED VEHICLE.

    TRAVELLING AT SPEEDS OF FIVE MILES PER HOUR OR MORE, SCOTT AND IRWIN WILL BE ABLE TO EXPLORE ROUGHLY TWENTY FIVE MILES OF THE LUNAR SURFACE AS A RESULT OF THEIR ADDED MOBILITY. THERE'LL BE TELEVISION, TOO.

    DURING THEIR 67-HOUR STAY ON THE MOON, SCOTT AND IRWIN WILL MOVE OUT OF THE LUNAR MODULE AND ONTO THE MOON'S SURFACE FOR THREE MAJOR PERIODS OF EXTRA VEHICULAR ACTIVITY, CALLED EVA. IT IS DURING THIS TIME THAT THEY WILL EXPLORE AND SET UP SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS.

    AL WORDEN, THE COMMAND MODULE PILOT, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAJOR SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED WHILE IN LUNAR ORBIT AND ON THE RETURN TRIP TO EARTH.

    AS THEY TRAVEL TOWARD THE MOON A PANEL DOOR ON THE SIDE OF THE SERVICE MODULE WILL BE JETTISONED EXPOSING THE CAMERAS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS...TEN IN ALL.

    THESE INCLUDE A GAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER TO MEASURE THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE MOON'S SURFACE...A PANORAMIC CAMERA... A MAPPING CAMERA...AND THE SUBSATELLITE...A SATELLITE TO BE PLACED IN ORBIT AROUND THE MOON SHORTLY BEFORE THE CREW HEADS EARTHWARD. THE SUBSATELLITE SHOULD STAY IN LUNAR ORBIT FOR A YEAR.

    IT IS WORDEN WHO WILL GO OUTSIDE THE SPACECRAFT AT ABOUT 16 HOURS AFTER LEAVING LUNAR ORBIT ON THE WAY TO EARTH. THE PURPOSE IS TO RETRIEVE FILM FROM THE TWO CAMERAS LOCATED IN THE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT BAY. AT THE MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTRE, HOUSTON, WORDEN PRACTICED THIS MANOEUVRE UNDERWATER. WE ASKED HIM TO DESCRIBE HIS PLANNED TRIP OUTSIDE THE SPACE CRAFT.

    SCOTT, IRWIN, WORDEN. IF ALL GOES ON SCHEDULE, THEY'LL LIFT OFF FROM THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE, FLORIDA IN LATE JULY. HERE, THEY SUMMARIZE THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT SPACE AND THIS MISSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20H1D0V2G8ZXQGS7ASDAGORGR
    Media URN:
    VLVA20H1D0V2G8ZXQGS7ASDAGORGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:14:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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