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Daily cosmobite: lunar flight anniversary

The Apollo 15 lunar rover on the Moon. Courtesy NASAApollo 15 was launched towards the Moon on this date in 1971. Two astronauts, David Scott and James Irwin landed four days later next to the spectacular scenery of the Apennine Mountains. In a lunar first they travelled about 28 km in a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

The Apollo 15 lunar rover on the Moon. Courtesy NASA

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