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Apollo 15 photograph

Accession 1996.223

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Apollo 15 photograph (Accession 1996.223), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Apollo 15 photograph
Dates: 1971
Accession Number: 1996.223
Creator: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Extent: 1 photographic prints
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : color : 11 x 14 in.
Location: DF Box 13.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing mission. The three-man crew was made up of David R. Scott (1932-), Alfred J. Worden (1932-), and James B. Irwin (1930-1991). The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. DuPont materials were used in whole or in part for twenty of the twenty-one layers of the Apollo spacesuits. This is a NASA photograph of James Irwin on moon, August 1, 1971. Attached are strips naming the twenty-one different layers of his space suit.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing mission. The three-man crew was made up of David R. Scott (1932-), Alfred J. Worden (1932-), and James B. Irwin (1930-1991). The primary objectives of the mission were to observe the moon’s surface, survey the Hadley-Apennine region, collect sample material, conduct surface experiments, and perform experiments and photographic tasks in orbit around the moon. Traversing the lunar surface was accomplished through use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company, established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthere Irenee du Pont (1771-1834), began with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations.

DuPont materials were used in whole or in part for twenty of the twenty-one layers of the Apollo spacesuits. Some of these materials include Kevlar, Nomex, Kapton, Krytox, and Mylar.

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Scope and Content

This is a NASA photograph of James Irwin (1930-1991) on moon, August 1, 1971. Attached are strips naming the twenty-one different layers of his space suit, most from materials developed by DuPont Company.

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Access Points

Apollo 15 (Spacecraft).
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company..
Moon--Exploration.
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