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Apollo 15, 1971 - Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)

(1) Picture of white on blue plates by Jukka Luoma


Several miniature license plates were manufactured by Boeing, makers of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), especially for Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott as a memento of the first lunar rover.

The miniature plates were made of lightweight aluminum and measure 32 mm x 20 mm in size. They are marked with the registration number LRV 001 with MOON at the top, the year 1971 at the bottom and the NASA (North American Space Administration) and Boeing logos in the upper corners.

The plates were pre-packaged in a pack smaller than a pack of gum which was stowed in the left knee pocket of Scott's space suit before the launch and remained there until after his return to Earth.

The description above fits the black on white plate shown above. The white on blue plates, one made of paper, the other of aluminum, are replicas. The paper plate on the left reads "Replica of the Apollo 15 license plate for the first manned Lunar Roving Vehicle" at the bottom.

The flag shown above is the flag of NASA (North American Space Agency).


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