EP-95 ON THE MOON WITH APOLLO 16
FIGURE 55. Orbital path for Apollo 15.
Because the landing site of Apollo 15 was located well away from the
equator the command module covered a rather large area of the Moon's
surface. Data from the "chemical group" of experiments indicate the
distribution of certain elements on the Moon's surface. The coverage
of the farside of the Moon, never seen from Earth, is especially
valuable. Almost 10,000 photographs were obtained during Apollo 15.
If the 8x10 prints were laid side by side, they would extend almost 2
miles. BASE MAP COURTESY OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY.
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