As the third manned lunar mission
Apollo14's objective was to perform a detailed lunar exploration.
Apollo14's astronauts were Alan Shepard Jr., Stuart Roosa, and Edgar
Mitchell. Launched on January 31, 1971 Apollo 14 reached the moon on
February 5, 1971.
The lunar module, Antares touched down on
the area of the moon called the Fra Mauro highlands. A color television
camera mounted on the lunar module provided live coverage of the
astronauts and their descent to the moon. Astronauts on the lunar surface
unloaded equipment for conducting experiments. Some of the equipment
unloaded was the modularized equipment transporter (MET), the laser
ranging retro reflector (LRRR), and the
Apollo Lunar-surface experiments package (ALSEP).
All equipment was loaded on to the MET for
climbing the geological traverse up the side of the cone crater.
pounds (2.7 million kg)
Shepard jr., Stuart Roosa, Edgar Mitchell