apollo 15

Apollo 15 was the fourth American space mission to land on the moon. Commander Dave Scott and lunar module pilot James Irwin landed in the Apennine Mountains near a deep canyon known as Hadley Rille and brought back many lunar samples, including one known as the "Genesis Rock" for its great age. While they worked on the lunar surface, command module pilot Al Worden remained in orbit around the moon.

A Trip Through Time and Space

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In March the Explorers visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force outside of Dayton, Ohio, to learn about the early days of the manned space program and the ways—and reasons—that astronauts landed on the moon.

The Lunar Challenge

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In February the Explorers learned about the early days of the U.S. manned space program, starting with a film about one of the Apollo missions to the moon and then continuing with an outing on a frigid and snowy morning to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Out of This World

In February 2010 the Explorers learned about the early days of the United States manned space program and the motivations and efforts that led to the moon landings.

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Clear sky
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  • Temperature: 69.8 °F / 21 °C
  • Wind: South-Southeast, 1.2 mph
  • Pressure: 1017 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 100 %
  • Visibility: 12.9 km
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