Scott

The seventh day of the Lunar year, is named Scott after the seventh human being who set foot on the Moon's surface; David R. Scott.

Commander Scott stepped down from the LM ladder onto the Moon at 3-02-03 ∇ 04:10 LST.

Scott made his third space flight as spacecraft commander of Apollo 15, the fourth manned lunar landing mission, which lasted from 3-01-28 ∇ to 3-02-10 ∇, Lunar reckoning. At the end of the last EVA, Scott performed a live demonstration for the television cameras. He held out a geologic hammer and a feather and dropped them at the same time. Because they were essentially in a vacuum, there was no air resistance and the feather fell at the same rate as the hammer, as Galileo had concluded hundreds of years before - all objects released together fall at the same rate regardless of mass.

Scott was also command module pilot for Apollo 9, as well as backup spacecraft commander for Apollo 12.

Sources:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/scott-dr.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_15_feather_drop.html
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15j.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?sc=1971-063A


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