The Apollo 15 astronauts -- David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden -- have now safely returned to Earth, after man's most scientifically rewarding exploration of the moon.
MV from lunar module to landing site on moon with astronauts' voices in background and lending
SV Scott packing moon bar
GV travel shot from Lunar Rover of moon surface
GV from Lunar Module showing lift-off with music in background
MV Mini-satellite in orbit
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THE SOUND ON FILM IS CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE ASTRONAUTS AND GROUND CONTROL. THERE IS ALSO A COMMENTARY BY A NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY REPORTER. THE COMMENTARY MAY BE USED, AND IS SIMILAR TO THE ACCOMPANYING VISNEWS WRITTEN COMMENTARY
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Background: The Apollo 15 astronauts -- David Scott, James Irwin and Alfred Worden -- have now safely returned to Earth, after man's most scientifically rewarding exploration of the moon. The astronauts are undergoing intensive debriefing sessions in Houston, and scientists have already begun to analyse some of the rock samples brought back from the moon. It is expected to be several weeks, however, before any definite findings are reached on the rocks.
During the three days of lunar exploration by David Scott and James Irwin, a live television camera traced their progress. In addition, both astronauts carried still and motion picture camera equipment. This is the first motion picture film from those cameras, released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
SYNOPSIS: The moon, as seen by Apollo Fifteen astronauts David Scott and James Irwin, in their Lunar Landing Module.
The next day, outside on the surface, Scott walked around and then made ready to board the moon car, Rover.
Like riding a wild horse, the astronauts said. Here they were returning to their Lunar Module, Falcon, after spending a second day of exploration. This film is projected at a faster speed then it was actually shot, so that the movement is quicker than in reality. They were moving along at about six miles per hour. In all during the three days spent on the lunar surface, astronauts Scott and Irwin travelled more than seventeen miles. The object at the top of the picture is the live television camera mounted on the moon car.
And then lift-off from the moon to the strains of the U.S. Air Force Hymn, played to the astronauts through their ow??? tape recorder. This was an all Air Force crew. Below, on the lunar surface, can he seen about ten miles of the boulder-strewn can you called Hadley Rille.
Once beck in lunar orbit, the astronauts released this mini-satellite, which will orbit the moon for a year, gathering scientific data.