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Apollo 14

Saturn V

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard

Status: Deceased
11/18/1923 - 7/21/1998
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/5/1961
Last Flight: 1/31/1971

Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961 he became the first American to travel into space, and in 1971 he walked on the Moon.

Stuart Roosa

Stuart Roosa

Status: Deceased
8/16/1933 - 12/12/1994
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/31/1971
Last Flight: 1/31/1971

Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 mission. The mission lasted from January 31 to February 9, 1971 and was the third mission to land astronauts (Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell) on the Moon. While Shepard and Mitchell spent two days on the lunar surface, Roosa conducted experiments from orbit in the Command Module Kitty Hawk. He was one of 24 people to travel to the Moon.

Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell

Status: Deceased
9/17/1930 - 2/4/2016
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/31/1971
Last Flight: 1/31/1971

Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, making him the sixth person to walk on the Moon.

Mission

Apollo 14

Type: Human Exploration

Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the Apollo Program. The third mission to land on the moon. This mission was a two day stay on the lunar surface and carried out two EVAs. Commanded by Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Rossa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell. During the two lunar EVAs, 42.80 kilograms of moon rock samples was collected.

Mission patch for Apollo 14

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

192 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Saturn V

Length: 110.6 meters
Diameter: 10.1 meters
First Launch: November 9, 1967

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world’s tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

The Saturn V rocket has been launched a total of 13 times with 12 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
Founded: 1958
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
Spacecraft: Orion
Country: USA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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