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ASK OCE — August 4, 2006 — Vol. 1 Issue 11


Apollo 15, the fourth manned mission to the moon, explored the lunar surface July 30-August 2, 1971.

Apollo 15 was the fourth mission to land men on the moon and the first to feature use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). The LRV, which resembled a dune buggy, traveled over 27.9 km of lunar terrain at an average speed of 9.6 km/hour. This allowed crew members David R. Scott (Commander) and James B. Irwin (lunar module pilot) to venture further from the Lunar Module than had been possible on previous landings. The LRV was later used on Apollo 16 and Apollo 17.

On August 5 during the return flight to Earth, crew member Alfred M. Worden (command module pilot) performed a 38-minute space walk.

Learn more about Apollo 15.

In This Issue

Message from the Chief Engineer

A View From Outside: China Shoots for the Moon

This Week in NASA History: 35th Anniversary of Apollo 15

A New Approach to the APPEL Curriculum

GAO Questions CEV Acquisition Plans

Trends in Project Management: The PMI Perspective

Beyond the Chain of Events: A New Model for Safety

National Research Council Assesses NASA’s Science Portfolio

Leadership Corner: Effective Presentations

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