Apollo 14

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Apollo 14
Mission Insignia
Missing image
AP14nightingale.jpg
Apollo 14 insignia

Mission Statistics
Mission Name:Apollo 14
Call Signs:Command module: Kitty Hawk
Lunar module: Antares
Number of
Crew:
3
Launch:January 31, 1971
21:03:02 UTC
Kennedy Space Center
LC 39A
Lunar Landing:February 5, 1971
09:18:11 UTC
3 38' 43.08" S - 17 28' 16.90" W
Fra Mauro
Lunar EVA
length:
1st: 4 h 47 min 50 s
2nd: 4 h 34 min 41 s
Total: 9 h 22 min 31 s
Lunar Surface
Time:
33 h 30 min 29 s
Lunar Sample
Mass:
42.28 kg
Splashdown:February 9, 1971
21:05:00 UTC
27 1' S - 172 39' W
Duration:9 d 0 h 1 min 58 s
Number of
Lunar Orbits:
34
Time in
Lunar Orbit:
66 h 35 min 39.99 s
Mass:CSM 29,240 kg;
LM 15,264 kg
Crew Picture
Apollo 14 crew portrait (L-R: Roosa, Shepard, and Mitchell)
Apollo 14 crew portrait
(L-R: Roosa, Shepard, and Mitchell)
Apollo 14 Crew

Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the Apollo program and the third mission to land on the moon.

Contents

Crew

Backup Crew

Support Crew

Mission Parameters

LM - CSM Docking

EVAs

EVA 1 Start: February 5, 1971, 14:42:13 UTC

  • Shepard - EVA 1
  • Stepped onto moon: 14:54 UTC
  • LM ingress: 19:22 UTC
  • Mitchell - EVA 1
  • Stepped onto moon: 14:58 UTC
  • LM ingress: 19:18 UTC

EVA 1 End: February 5, 19:30:50 UTC

    • Duration: 4 hours, 47 minutes, 50 seconds

EVA 2 Start: February 6, 1971, 08:11:15 UTC

  • Shepard - EVA 2
  • Stepped onto moon: 08:16 UTC
  • LM ingress: 12:38 UTC
  • Mitchell - EVA 2
  • Stepped onto moon: 08:23 UTC
  • LM ingress: 12:28 UTC

EVA 2 End: February 6, 12:45:56 UTC

    • Duration: 4 hours, 34 minutes, 41 seconds

See also

Mission Highlights

Missing image
Apollo_14_LM_adapter.jpg
Apollo 14 LM is placed in LM Adapter. (NASA)

Alan Shepard is the only astronaut from Project Mercury to reach the Moon. He landed his LM closer to the intended mark than any of the other five successful missions. After landing in the Fra Mauro region - the original destination for Apollo 13 - Shepard and Mitchell took two moonwalks, adding new seismic studies to the by now familiar Apollo experiment package, and using a "lunar rickshaw" pull cart to carry their equipment. Their second moonwalk, or EVA, was intended to reach the rim of the 1,000 foot (300 m) wide Cone Crater. However, the astronauts were not able to find the crater amid the rolling terrain of the crater's slopes. Later estimates showed that they had made it to within 30 meters of the crater's rim. Roosa, meanwhile, took pictures from on board command module "Kitty Hawk" in lunar orbit. On the way back to Earth, the crew conducted the first U.S. materials processing experiments in space. The Apollo 14 astronauts were the last lunar explorers to be quarantined on their return from the Moon.

Mission notes

Alan Shepard on lunar surface. (NASA)
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Alan Shepard on lunar surface. (NASA)
  • Shepard smuggled a makeshift six iron golf club and two golf balls to the moon, and took several swings. He exuberantly, and somewhat whimsically, exclaimed that the second ball went "miles and miles and miles" in the lunar gravity, but later estimated it actually went 200 to 400 yards (182.88 to 365.76 m).
  • Mitchell conducted some unauthorized extra-sensory perception experiments while en route to the Moon, with friends back on Earth; the number of matches were reportedly less than would have been obtained by random chance.

The mission's command module Kitty Hawk is displayed at the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville, Florida and the lunar module Antares impacted the Moon 7 February, 1971 at 3.42 S, 19.67 W.

Quote

"It's been a long way, but we're here." Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

Statistics

Launched: January 31, 1971 from Pad 39A
Returned: February 9, 1971
Crew members: Alan Shepard, commander; Stuart Roosa, command module pilot; Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot.
Command module: Kitty Hawk
Lunar module: Antares
Landed: February 5, 1971
Lunar landing site: 3.7 S, 17.5 W — Fra Mauro highlands
On surface: 1 day 9.5 hours
Lunar EVA: 9.2 hours (4.7 + 4.5)
Samples: 43 kg

Media

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External link

Reference

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