40th Anniversary of Lunar Rover on Moon

What: On April 1, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville will host a 40th anniversary celebration of the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the moon. The gala event honors the men and women who designed, tested, built and piloted the original lunar rovers — many of whom are expected to take part in the celebration. Members of the news media are invited to attend.

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Apollo 15 Landing Site and Lunar Rover Traverse Routes

Lunar orbiter photograph showing LRV traverse routes overlaid on landing site Description: An enlarged Lunar Orbiter photograph showing the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) traverse routes overlaid on the Hadley-Apennine landing site. Apollo 15 is to land at the point labeled “site”, and a comparison of Apollo 14 crater sizes with those of Apollo 15 is included, also.