28th September 1988, Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs.
Colonel James Irwin speaks about his Apollo 15 experience. The presentation was given at the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs. This presentation was given on the eve of the first space shuttle flight after the Challenger disaster. Jim Irwin died mysteriously in 1991, just after he had contacted the Apollo moon landing investigator Bill Kaysing. He wanted to tell Bill something but died of a heart attack on the day they were supposed to meet.
NASA wanted you to feel that you were part of the mission.
Apollo 15 was the first mission to be equipped with a Lunar rover. The rover was basically a stripped down army jeep. On the jeep a camera was attached that could be controlled from Houston. They were trying to give the viewer the feeling of being a third astronaut on the moon. These are not my words but those of NASA (Video part 2). Totally bizarre if you think about it today, but you grandparents fell for it.