Collection Artwork
NASA (Washington DC, established 1958)
Apollo 15 Eva View
August 1, 1971
color photograph
David Scott (born San Antonio, Texas, 1932)
James B. Irwin (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1930 – 1991, Glenwood Springs, Colorado)
paper size: 8 x 9 7/8 in.
image size: 7 5/8 x 9 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed during the Apollo 15 mission at the Hadley-Apennine landing site, The Moon, Earth's Orbit
2020.31.97.33
AS15-88-11863
Typewritten in red, left center, in margin: AS15-88-11863
Typewritten, paper verso, upper center: [NASA logo] National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Houston, Texas 77058
Typewritten, paper verso, upper center: No copyright is asserted for this photograph. If a recognizable person appears in the photo, use for commercial purposes may / infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee / of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead. Accordingly, it is requested that if / this photograph is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release.
Typewritten, paper verso, center left: COLOR
Typewritten, paper verso, center left: 1 AUGUST 1971 [blank space] AS15-88-11863
Typewritten, paper verso, center left: JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS
Typewritten, paper verso, center: APOLLO 15 EVA VIEW — Astronaut David R. Scott, commander, gives a military salute / while standing beside the deployed United States flag during the Apollo 15 lunar surface / extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The flag was deployed / toward the end of EVA-2. The Lunar Module (LM), “Falcon,” is partially visible on the right. / Hadley Delta in the background rises approximately 4,000 meters (about 13,124 feet) above / the plain. The base of the mountain is approximately 5 kilometers (about three statue miles) / away. This photograph was taken by astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot. While / astronauts Scott and Irwin descend in the LM to explore the Moon, astronaut Alfred M. / Worden, command module pilot, remain in lunar orbit in the Command and Service Modules (CSM).
Typewritten, paper verso, lower left: PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
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The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.