Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program and the third to land on the Moon. Here, we present a stunning photo album with the shuttle, the crew, and the Moon.
The Lunar Module “Antares” in all its splendour.
Apollo 14 sees an Earthrise.
Shepard was the oldest U.S. astronaut when he made his trip aboard Apollo 14. He is the only astronaut from Project Mercury (the original Mercury Seven astronauts) to reach the Moon.
Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell became the sixth man to walk on the Moon, harboring the US flag.
Mitchell with his camera.
Mitchell, further away.
ALSEP, a Solar Wind experiment
Astronauts intended to walk to the rim of the 300 meter wide Cone Crater, but the astronauts were not able to find the rim amid the rolling terrain of the crater’s slopes. Later analysis showed they were 30 meters away from the crater when they turned around.
This is actually a fake, modified image used to support the conspiracy theory claiming that the “moon landings never happened”. However, while on the Moon, Shepard did play golf with a Wilson six-iron head that he had smuggled on board the shuttle. The first ball he hit flew into a nearby crater, but the second one (as he claimed) went on for “miles and miles and miles”. Right after Shepard hit his second shot Mitchell threw a lunar scoop like a javelin that landed near Shepard’s first ball.
A pictuere taken during the lunar liftoff.
Splash! Everything went according to plan!