National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA History Division
The Apollo 15 Flight Journal
David Woods and Frank O'Brien
Additional work by Ken Glover, Joseph O'Dea, Kipp Teague, Lennie Waugh and Robin Wheeler.
Welcome to this 26 August 2020 release of the Apollo 15 Flight Journal, part of the Apollo Flight Journal series.
Like its companion, the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, it is intended to be a resource for all those interested in the Apollo program, whether in a passing or scholarly capacity.
This journal covers the flight of Apollo 15, eventually from launch to splashdown. As a
living document, it will continue to grow and evolve and major changes will be intimated in the appropriate internet groups.
Journals for other Apollo flights are available at the AFJ Portal.
Foreword by David R. Scott, Commander, Apollo 15
Bibliography and Links
Travelling from the Earth to the Moon
In the Vicinity of the Moon
The Solo Mission of Endeavour
Final Days in Lunar Orbit
- Day 8, part 2: Rendezvous and Docking
- Day 8, part 3: Leaking Tunnel and Jettison of the LM
- Day 9, part 1: Orbital Science and Crew Rest
- Day 9, part 2: Orbital Science, Rev 62 to 64
- Day 10, part 1: Orbital Science, Rev 68 & 69
- Day 10, part 2: Orbital Science, Rev 70
- Day 10, part 3: Orbital Science, Rev 71
- Day 10, part 4: Orbital Science, Rev 72
Homeward to Earth
- Day 10, part 5: Subsatellite Launch
- Day 10, part 6: Trans-Earth Injection
- Settling down for the Journey Home
- Day 11, part 1: Cislunar Science & the Sphere of Influence
- Day 11, part 2: Worden's EVA
- Day 11, part 3: UV Photography & P23s
- Day 12, part 1: P23s & UV Photography
- Day 12, part 2: Lunar Eclipse & a Press Conference
- Day 12, part 3: P23s & More Cislunar Science
- Day 13, part 1: Approaching Earth
- Day 13, part 2: Entry & Splashdown
Other journal resources can be found at the AFJ portal.
Correspondence regarding corrections, additions and typographic errors are welcome and should be sent to David Woods at or to Frank O'Brien at . The most recent updates to the Journal are listed in the updates file.
The corrected transcript, commentary, and other text incorporated in the Apollo Flight Journal is protected by copyright. No portion of the Journal may be reproduced or copied onto any medium (except as required by browsing software) without express permission from the authors. Specifically, the unauthorized creation of personal copies, or of copies for sale is prohibited. Unauthorized commercial use of the Apollo Flight Journal is prohibited; and the commercial use of the name or likeness of any of the astronauts without his express permission is prohibited.
The United States Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of the Apollo Flight Journal, or to allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.
These files are copyright © 1998-2021. W. David Woods and Frank O'Brien.
Last updated 2021-03-07