Apollo 15 crew lands on the Moon

Flying Down to Hadley Rille, Apollo 15 Moon Landing, 1971

(Friday, July 30, 1971, 6:16 p.m. EDT) — Two American astronauts (David R. Scott and James B. Irwin) rode their Lunar Module to a smooth landing on the Moon tonight, coming to rest in a valley at the foot of spectacular mountains and near the rim of a deep canyon known as Hadley Rille.

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