On the Moon

Apollo 15 IMG_0122

Tom Barton had a varied career from WW ll P-47 pilot, through the early days of fighter jets, ballistic missiles and space exploration.

One of his artifacts is the above photo from the Apollo 15 moon landing.

“Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United StatesApollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of what were termed “J missions,” long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.”

Tom worked for TRW/STL, a major NASA contractor on the Apollo programs. His primary responsibility was to manage the operations/flight manual for the lunar module.

David Scott….Al Wordon….Jim Irwin were the crew members and their signatures are to the left of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

The 20 x 16 photo has deteriorated….though our intent is to preserve it as best as possible. The lunar missions were  adventuress times and its nice to have a significant part of those endeavors.



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