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The 1971 Apollo 14 mission to Fra Mauro, a lunar highland area, is highlighted in this video. The mission’s primary goal was the collection of lunar rocks and soil samples and lunar exploration. The soil and rock sampling was for the geochronological determination of the Moon’s evolution and its comparison with that of Earth. A remote data collection station was assembled on the Moon and left for continuous data collection and surface monitoring experiments. The Apollo 14 astronauts were Alan B. Shepard, Edgar D. Mitchell, and Stuart A. Roosa. Astronauts Shepard and Mitchell landed on the Moon (February 5, 1971) and performed the sampling, the EVA, and deployment of the lunar experiments. There is film footage of the lunar surface, of the command module’s approach to both the Moon and the Earth, Moon and Earth spacecraft launching and landing, in-orbit command- and lunar-module docking, and of Mission Control.

Publish Date
Run Time 00:28:25
Topic Documentaries
Video Quality HD
Rating TV-G
Featuring Alan B. Shepard, Edgar D. Mitchell, Stuart A. Rossa