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Apollo 15 Astonauts Training Along the Rim of the Rio Grande Gorge

Apollo 15 astonauts training along the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge
Image taken: 11/12/1971

Courtesy of NASA: photo S71-23772

Longitude: -105.723927
Latitude: 36.332578
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

About this image

S71-23772 (11-12 March 1971) --- Two members of the prime crew of the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission collect soil samples during a simulation of lunar surface extravehicular activity in the Taos, New Mexico area. Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, is using a scoop. Astronaut David R. Scoot (right), commander, is holding a sample bag. On the left is a Lunar Roving Vehicle trainer.

Astronauts have used Taos as a geology and geophysics training area since the Apollo missions.

Image posted: 12-17-2021