James B

Thursday 8th August 1991

James B. Irwin, (61) pilot of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, died in Glenwood Springs, Colarado, US. Irwin visited the surface of the moon during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971, during which he spent almost three days on the moon’s surface investigating the Hadley-Apennine site, 462 miles north of the lunar equator. The Lunar Rover was a specially designed vehicle used to transport Irwin and David Scott around the moon’s surface while collecting rocks and core samples.

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