Apollo 15 Launched, 1971: On This Day In History, July 26
In 1971, Apollo 15 launched as the fourth mission to land men on the Moon. It also was the first mission to use a lunar rover, and ninth manned mission in the Apollo Program. In December 1972, Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot, Colonel James B. Irwin, a Christian and supporter of The Salvation Army, presented Salvation Army General Erik Wickberg a color photo of him at the “Missionary Headquarters on the Moon!”
When Colonel James Irwin took his first steps on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 15 Mission, he was only the eighth man to do so!