This Day In Astro History


July 30

1971 - Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin drive the first moon rover. The first extravehicular activity began at 9:13 a.m. EDT on July 31. Activities included a 10.3-kilometer geological traverse. The EVA lasted approximately 6 hours, 33 minutes, ending at 3:46 p.m.
Moon Rover
Moon Rover
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