Apollo 15 Astonauts Training Along the Rim of the Rio Grande Gorge
Image taken: 11/12/1971
Courtesy of NASA: photo S71-23772
(WGS 84 or NAD 83)
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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: 11-01-2017
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