This Day in Paranormal History: Apollo 15 and UFOs on the dark side of the moonby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Jul. 26, 2010, under Life, UFOs
On July 26, 1971, Apollo 15, the ninth manned mission of the Apollo program, was launched into space.
NASA called Apollo 15 the most successful manned flight ever achieved.
Apollo 15 was the fourth lunar landing mission. The flight to the moon was led by Commander David Scott. Alfred Worden was the Command Module Pilot. The Lunar Module was piloted by Jim Irwin.
The crew received intense geology training prior to the launch, making it the first Apollo flight to rank geology the highest priority of the mission. The field training took place in Arizona and New Mexico.
Like other space flights before and after this one, UFO enthusiasts believe that the crew of Apollo 15 was witness to UFOs in space during this mission that ended on August 7, 1971.
Photos of these UFOs (which can be fake or simply show “normal” phenomena) can be viewed here.