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Apollo 14

Mission Number: AS-50931 January - 9 February 1971

Crew:
    Alan Shepard [2], Commander
    Stuart Roosa [1], CSM Pilot
    Edgar Mitchell [1], LM Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Eugene Cernan, Commander
    Ronald Evans, CSM Pilot
    Joseph Engle, LM Pilot

Launch:
    Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
    Pad: 39-A
    Date: 31 January 1971
    Time: 21:03:02 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 9 days, 0 hours, 1 minutes, 58 seconds

Lunar Landing:
    Location: Fra Mauro (Lunar 3.65° S, 17.47° W)
    Touchdown: 5 February 1971 09:18:11 UTC
    EVA#1: 4 hours, 48 minutes
    EVA#2: 4 hours, 35 minutes
    Liftoff: 6 February 1971 18:48:42 UTC
    Surface Stay Time: 1 days, 9 hours, 30 minutes, 31 seconds

Landing:
    Date: 9 February 1971
    Time: 21:05:00 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Pacific Ocean (27° 1' S, 172° 39' W)
    Vessel: USS New Orleans (LPH-11)

Landing site: Fra Mauro. Lunar surface stay time, 33.5 hours; 67 hours in lunar orbit, with 34 orbits. Shepard and Mitchell performed 2 EVAs of 9 hours, 35 minutes. There was 94 lbs of material gathered, using a hand cart for the first time. Prior to Apollo 13, the lunar landing was planned to have been Littrow.

Shepard used a makeshift golf club and hit two golf balls, the first about 200 yards, the second about 400 yards.

The Command and Service Module (CSM) was named Kitty Hawk, and the Lunar Module (LM) was named Antares.

The Apollo 14 command module is currently on display at the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, FL.

Launch was by Saturn V.

 


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