Apollo 14 Landing Site Home

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Apollo 14 was the third manned landing on the Moon.  The lunar module landed at 09:18:11 UT on 5th February 1971 close to the crater Fra Mauro, at lunar coordinates 3.65°S 17.47°W.
The commander, Alan Shepard, had of course been the first American astronaut to go into space in a Mercury, sub-orbital flight to a height of 187.5 Km on 5th May 1961.  The Apollo-14 mission was only his second trip into space.  The destination, Fra Mauro, an upland area of the Moon, was originally scheduled for Apollo 13.
Fra Mauro Here is another picture covering the landing sites of both Apollo 14 and Apollo 12.  It is at a smaller scale than the picture above and shows the landing site in a more lunar context.
The scale markers indicate approximately 100 Km north and east.
The picture was taken with my LX200 on 18th February 2005 at 20:54 UT when the Moon was 10.0 days old.

Full details of the mission can be found at the web site of the Lunar and Planetary Institute

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