Lunar Salute

Photograph courtesy NASA

With lunar module Falcon gleaming in the background, Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott salutes the American flag at the Hadley-Apennine landing site on July 30, 1971. Apollo 15 was the fourth mission to land men on the moon and the first flight carrying a lunar roving vehicle (LRV). Astronauts used the LRV to explore the geology of the Hadley-Apennine region.