View of Portion of “Relatively Fresh” Crater As Photographed by Apollo 15

View from surface of lunar crater. The foreground looks like an expanse of rocky rubble. In the background, lighter-colored, dune-shaped hills rise under a dark sky.
July 3, 2018
Historical DateJuly 31, 1971
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A close-up view of a portion of a "relatively fresh" crater, looking southeast, as photographed during the third Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA), on Aug. 2, 1971, at EVA Station No. 9, near Scarp Crater. The crater pictured is unnamed. The Apennine Front is in the background, and Hadley Delta Mountain is in the right background. While astronauts David R. Scott, commander, and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, descended in the Lunar Module (LM) "Falcon" to explore the moon, astronaut Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.