Beginning 21 days before launch, the crew lived in quarters at the launch site, Florida's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), with their contacts limited to their spouses, the backup crew, mission technicians and others directly involved in training. This would not prevent the astronauts from piloting the ship, though if an abort became necessary, they might have to initiate it manually. [14][15], Mitchell's commander on the Apollo 10 backup crew had been another of the original seven, Gordon Cooper, who had tentatively been scheduled to command Apollo 13, but according to author Andrew Chaikin, his casual attitude toward training resulted in his nonselection. Audio CD. Following the first direct (first orbit) rendezvous on a lunar landing mission, docking took place an hour and 47 minutes later. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Apollo 14 commander, stands by the deployed U.S. flag on the lunar surface during the early moments of the first EVA of the mission. Roosa, who had practiced the maneuver many times, hoped to break the record for the least amount of propellent used in docking. [16] Also on that crew, but excluded from further flights, was Donn Eisele, likely because of problems aboard Apollo 7, which he had flown, and because he had been involved in a messy divorce. Fully loaded, the MET weighed about 165 pounds (75 kg). Before the switch, the astronauts had been taken to volcanic sites on Earth; afterwards, they visited crater sites, such as the Ries Crater in West Germany and an artificial crater field created for astronaut training in Arizona's Verde Valley. [54], A number of changes were made to avoid pogo oscillations, that had caused an early shutdown of the center J-2 engine on Apollo 13's S-II second stage. We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves Scott M. Carpenter. [47], The changes in response included a redesign of the oxygen tanks, with the thermostats being upgraded to handle the proper voltage. [21] Usually low in seniority, support crew members assembled the mission's rules, flight plan, and checklists, and kept them updated;[22][23] for Apollo 14, they were Philip K. Chapman, Bruce McCandless II, William R. Pogue and C. Gordon Fullerton. Scan by Ed Hengeveld. The Lunar Topographic Camera, also known as the Hycon camera, was supposed to be used to image the surface, including the Descartes Highlands site being considered for Apollo 16, but it quickly developed a fault with the shutter that Roosa could not fix despite considerable help from Houston. 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With the landing radar, Shepard steered the LM to a landing which was the closest to the intended target of the six missions that landed on the Moon. Im Ries üben 1970 vier amerikanische Astronauten der Mission Apollo 14, Gesteine zu unterscheiden. This was done to increase the amount of hover time available to the astronauts, a safety factor since Apollo 14 was to land in rough terrain. [27] Apollo 14 was scheduled for July 1970, but in January of that year, due to budget cuts that saw the cancellation of Apollo 20, NASA decided there would be two Apollo missions per year with 1970 to see Apollo 13 in April and Apollo 14 likely in October or November. Apollo 14 was the first mission on which the CSM propelled the LM to the lower orbit—though Apollo 13 would have done so had the abort not already occurred. He had been impressed by the training given to Apollo 13 prime crew CMP Mattingly by geologist Farouk El-Baz and got El-Baz to agree to undertake his training. All of the Apollo missions placed NASA and the astronauts under extreme pressure to succeed, but Apollo 14 faced unusual challenges even before it launched in February 1971. There were a few basalts that were collected in this mission in the form of clasts (fragments) in breccia. They topped one ridge that they expected was the crater rim, only to view more such terrain beyond. [102], Roosa was able to see the sun glinting off Antares and view its lengthy shadow on the lunar surface on Orbit 17; on Orbit 29 he could see the sun reflecting off the ALSEP. [124] The ascent stage of lunar module Antares impacted the Moon on February 7, 1971, at 00:45:25.7 UT (February 6, 7:45 pm EST), at 3°25′S 19°40′W / 3.42°S 19.67°W / -3.42; -19.67 (Apollo 14 LM ascent stage). Landing at Fra Mauro would also allow orbital photography of another candidate landing site, the Descartes Highlands, which became the landing site for Apollo 16. The two seismometers would, in combination with those left by later Apollo missions, constitute a network of such instruments at different locations on the Moon. [34] Apollo 14's landing site was located slightly closer to Cone crater than the point designated for Apollo 13. Apollo 14 hatte einen betont wissenschaftlichen Charakter und sollte wertvolle Erkenntnisse über den Mond liefern. [30], The crew of Apollo 14 trained together for 19 months after assignment to the mission, longer than any other Apollo crew to that point. About 4 1/2 to 5 hours was required for... Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell with the Apollo 14 emblem. Apollo 14 Backup Commander Gene Cernan, left, outside astronaut crew quarters as Kennedy Space Center. [57] The ALSEP components flown on Apollo 13 were destroyed when its LM burned up in Earth's atmosphere. [119] The pin is leaving Earth and is approaching the Moon. The craters that Shepard and Mitchell planned to use for navigational landmarks looked very different on the ground than on the maps they had, based on overhead shots taken from lunar orbit. [99], Roosa took pictures from lunar orbit. [93] Others were less happy; Don Wilhelms wrote in his book on the geological aspects of Apollo, "the golf game did not set well with most geologists in light of the results at Cone crater. Das hatte damals Folgen für die Post. [85][86] Images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show the tracks of the astronauts and the MET come to within 30 m of the rim. These activities were televised back to Earth, though the picture tended to degenerate during the latter portion of the EVA. The mission was originally scheduled for 1970, but was postponed because of the investigation following the failure of Apollo 13 to reach the Moon's surface, and the need for modifications to the spacecraft as a result. [48] A third tank was also added, placed in Bay 1 of the SM, on the side opposite the other two, and was given a valve that could isolate it in an emergency, and allow it to feed the CM's environmental system only. Most lunar mare basalts collected during the Apollo program were formed from 3.0 to 3.8 billion years ago. Apollo 14 was the fourth crewed moon landing and is most famous for being the first and only mission in which an astronaut played golf on the moon. The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) was deployed about 180 meters west of the LM. The SIDE measured ions on the lunar surface, including from the solar wind. Eigentlich hätte das Fra-Mauro-Hochland schon früher Besuch von amerikanischen Astronauten erhalten sollen, nämlich mit Apollo 13. Thermal … [29] On June 30, 1970, following the release of the accident report and a NASA review of what changes to the spacecraft would be necessary, NASA announced that the launch would slip to no earlier than January 31, 1971. The LPM was new, but resembled equipment flown on Apollo 12. Antares was the star, in the constellation Scorpius, that the astronauts in the LM would use to orient the craft for its lunar landing;[43][44] it had been named by Mitchell. Performing the bistatic radar experiment, he also focused Kitty Hawk's VHF and S-band transmitters at the Moon so that they would bounce off and be detected on Earth in an effort to learn more about the depth of the lunar regolith. In an interview with Ottawa Golf, Shepard stated the other landed near the ALSEP. The Apollo 12 instrument would also be activated by the spent Apollo 14 S-IVB booster, which would impact the Moon after the mission entered lunar orbit. 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