6th July 1970, Flight of Apollo 15 possibly cancelled.
From a special correspondent. WASHINGTON, Friday. The American Space Agency (NASA) is considering cancelling the Apollo 15 flight to the moon. They are considering using the moon rocket and spacecraft to furnish a space station. The decision to cancel Apollo 15 has not been confirmed at this moment, but it is very likely that the flight will be abandoned by the end of this summer, shortly before the 1972 budget decision.
21st July 1971, Countdown started at Cape Kennedy.
Yesterday morning at Cape Kennedy, the countdown for the launch of the Apollo 15 flight to the moon began. The astronauts Scott, Irwin, will be shot into space on Monday afternoon. President Nixon has declared July the 20th National Moonwalk Day, commemorating the fact that two years ago the Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the moon.
HOUSTON, July 28. (AFP / Rtr / AP). - A special test with the main engine of Apollo 15 showed yesterday that the malfunction, which occurred on Monday, has no further consequences. The astronauts have received permission to go ahead with the moon landing after a small course correction was made.