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The information printed on the pedestal supporting the moon rock. It reads

Apollo 15 Lunar Sample

Apollo 15 Mission Overview

  • Vehicle: Saturn V (Endeavor and Falcon)
  • Dates: July 26 to August 7, 1971
  • Duration: 12 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes
  • Crew: David R. Scott, James B. Irwin, and Alfred M. Worden
  • Landing site: Hadley-Apennine region near Apennine Mountains
  • Landing coordinates: 26.08 north, 3.66 east

Lunar Sample 15058,192

  • A fragment of the original football-shaped rock
  • Collected by astronaut James Irwin near station 8
  • Basalt - A dark-colored, extrusive igneous rock (formed from lava that cooled quickly on the surface of the Moon).
  • Contains minerals pyroxene and plagioclase (a feldspar)


Three extravehicular activities (EVAs) of 10 hours, 26 minutes. Worden performed 38-minute EVA on the way back to Earth. First to carry orbital sensors in service module. Scientific payload landed on Moon doubled. Improved spacesuits gave increased mobility and staytime. Lunar surface staytime: 66.9 hours. Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), electric-powered, 4-wheel drive car, traversed total 27.9 km (17 mi). In lunar orbit 145 hours, with 74 orbits. Small subsatellite left in lunar orbit for first time. Material gathered totaled 76.6 kg (169 lb).

Apollo 15 moon rock 15058,192 at Celebrating Apollo
Time picture taken Fri Nov 3 15:12:12 2017
Location picture taken Gilbert H. Hansen Photography Gallery
EAA AirVenture Museum
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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