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Apollo 15 mission (Lunar Rover)

Apollo 15 mission (Lunar Rover)

The animation shows the two-seater Lunar Rover used in the Apollo 15 mission

Geography

Keywords

Apollo 15, lunar rover, Moon, Apollo program, lunar module, Moon landing, USA, moonstone, Dave Scott, James Irwin, Alfred Worden, Falcon, space suit, planet, outer space, space research, astronomy, geography, _javasolt

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Questions

  • Which of these people was not a member of the crew of the mission?
  • Who was the commander of the Apollo 15 mission?
  • What was the number of the crew of the Apollo 15 mission?
  • In which year did the Apollo 15 mission take place?
  • Which mission was the Apollo 15 in the Apollo space programme?
  • What was the callsign of the spacecraft of the Apollo 15 mission?
  • What was the callsign of the Lunar Module of the Apollo 15 mission?
  • What vehicle landed on the surface of the Moon in the Apollo 15 mission?
  • How many astronauts stepped onto the Moon´s surface during the Apollo 15 mission?
  • What was NOT different in the Apollo 15 mission from the previous missions of the Apollo programme?
  • Who played an important role in designing the Lunar Rover?
  • What was not a feature of the Lunar Rover?
  • What powered the Lunar Rover?
  • Is it true that each wheel of the Lunar Rover was driven independently?
  • Is it true that the Lunar Rover of the Apollo 15 mission was used in two more Appollo missions?
  • What material were the wheels of the Rover made of?
  • What was not part of the equipment of the Rover?
  • What was used for controlling the Lunar Rover?
  • From which seat was the Rover operated?
  • Is it true that according to the regulations, the Rover could only be operated by the Commander of the mission?
  • What was the maximum speed of the Lunar Rover on the surface of the Moon?
  • About how many days did the astronauts spend on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission?
  • What was the total distance covered by the Lunar Rover on the surface of the Moon?
  • What was the total weight of the lunar rock samples collected during the Apollo 15 mission?
  • What was the duration of the Apollo 15 mission (from launch to returning to Earth)?
  • Where did the crew of the Apollo 15 mission land?
  • Why were there wheel guards on the Lunar Rover?
  • How many wheels did the\nLunar Rover have?
  • What was the weight of the Rover?
  • What was the maximum distance the Lunar Rover moved away from the Lunar Module?
  • Which statement is true about the Lunar Rover of the Apollo 15 mission?
  • What type batteries powered the Lunar Rover?
  • Which region of the Moon was the landing site of the Lunar Module?
  • In how many missions did astronauts step onto the surface of the Moon?

Scenes

Apollo 15 mission

  • Lunar Module (Falcon)
  • Lunar Rover
  • flag of the United States
  • wrapping of the Lunar rover
  • surface sampler
  • camera
  • laser mirror
  • passive seismometer

Lunar Rover

Construction

  • flexible titanium wheels
  • drill set
  • dust guard
  • toolbox
  • seats
  • T-shaped hand controller
  • manual camera
  • low-gain omnidirectional aerial
  • high-gain directional aerial
  • remote controlled colour camera
  • silver-zinc battery
  • container of 16 mm and 70 mm film rolls

Wire-mesh wheel

Walk

Narration

The Apollo 15 mission was the 9th manned mission in the United States´ Apollo space programme. This mission´s objectives were ambitious: to spend a relatively long time on the Lunar surface, as well as to carry out thorough scientific investigations with an expanded set of instruments.

The spacecraft was launched on 26 July 1971 from the Kennedy Space Centre, with a 3-member crew. Captain Dave Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin landed on the Moon’s surface at the Hadley-Apennine, on the 5th day of the mission. Alfred Worden, the Command Module Pilot, remained on the spacecraft and conducted scientific observations while in orbit around the Moon.

The two astronauts stepped onto the surface of the Moon three times from the ‘Falcon’ Lunar Module. They were wearing a state-of-the-art space suit during the mission. They collected a large amount of rock samples, conducted numerous measurements and built the 4th Lunar research station.

However, the most important component of the mission was the use of the first Lunar Roving Vehicle on the surface of the Moon. The Lunar Rover was equipped with numerous devices in order to carry out geological research. It was a lightweight, 4-wheeled vehicle, which could carry a huge load.
To facilitate transport and unfolding, it featured a foldable chassis and floorplate. Its wheels were driven by separate electric motors. Although its maximum speed reached 18-20 km/h, the average speed was about 8-12 km/h, due to the terrain conditions.

The vehicle was operated from the left seat, with a T-shaped hand controller. Although it was not specified in the regulations, it was the Commander’s privilege to operate the rover. To improve mobility, it was built with a raised floorplate. Wheels were constructed from titanium mesh. The Rover covered a total of 27.9 km during the 3 days of the mission spent on the surface and collected 77 kg of Lunar Rock.

The Lunar Module left the Moon and docked on the Command Module on 2 August. The crew landed in the Pacific Ocean on 7 August. During their over 12 day-long mission they deployed numerous new instruments and provided data for scientific research.

Lunar rovers were later also used on the Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 missions. All 3 vehicles were left on the lunar surface.

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