First Look: Falcon on the Plain

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Time(DOY:194) 2009-07-13T12:46:39
Center Longitude3.8°
Center Latitude26.1°
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Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing, touched down in the Hadley-Apennine region of the Moon east of Hadley Rille on July 30, 1971. The Apollo 15 landing site was specifically chosen due to its proximity to a wide variety of interesting lunar geologic features reachable with the first lunar rover. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin explored this region for almost three days. Uncalibrated LROC NAC image

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[NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University]