Apollo 14: First Moon Olympics

Apollo 14 was the eighth human campaign of Apollo campaign and the third expedition to the moon.

Space crew

moon mission
Roosa, Shepard, Mitchell

Alan Shepard, 2 Space Tourism, Commander
Stuart Roosa, 1 space travel, control vehicle driver
Edgar Mitchell, 1 Space Travel Chandrayaan Driver

Alternative passenger group

Gene Cernan, Commander
Ronald Evans, the control vehicle driver
Joe Engle, Chandrayaan Driver

Campaign statistics

Control device: 29,240 kg
Moonrise: 15,264 kg
Separation of moonlight with control vehicle: 5 February 1971 morning 04:50:43

Reconnecting with Moonlight control vehicle: 6 February 1971 evening 20:35:42

Outdoor activities

External Activity 1
Start: February 5, 1971, 14:42:13 pm
Astronaut: Shepherd
Landing on the Moon: 14:54 pm
Return to vehicle: 19:22 pm
Astronaut: Michelle
Landing on the Moon: 14:58 pm
Return to vehicle: 19:18 pm
End: February 5 at 19:30:50
Total time: 4 hours 47 minutes and 50 seconds

External Activity 2
Starts: February 6, 1971, 08:11:15 pm
Astronaut: Shepherd
Landing on the Moon: 08:16 PM
Return to train: 12:38 pm
Astronaut: Michelle
Landing on the Moon: 08:23 pm
Return to vehicle: 12:28 pm
End: February 6 at 12:45:56 pm
Total time: 4 hours 34 minutes and 41 seconds

Campaign Key Issues

At the beginning of this campaign, there was some problem in connecting Chandrayaan ‘Kati Hawk’ to Chandrayaan ‘Antares’. The process took 1 hour and 42 minutes total.
Chandrayaan had to fight with two problems in the passage. In the first problem, the computer had started showing signs of failure of the campaign. According to NASA, this was due to the failure of some of the circuit board of the circuit board in any combination. One solution was to put the tape in the attach. This solution worked for some time but after a while the problem came again. If this problem occurred when the problem occurred, then the computer automatically stopped the signal, indicating this signal as a correct signal, which would separate the mounting engine from the engine and move the moon back into the moon’s orbit. The second solution was to replace the computer program, in which no sign was given to this signal. Shepherd and Michel worked on this solution and changed the computer program to time.
The second problem came in the radar, the radar was not able to lock on the moon. After all the efforts were cured. Shepherd made this vehicle very close to its fixed place compared to the other moon incarnations.

Apollo 14 was dropped on the Fra Mauro structure, which was a planned landing site of Apollo 13. At Michelle and Shepherd, landing on the surface of the Moon twice, he studies geothermal activities on the surface of the Moon. In this campaign, he used a moon recta.
In the second edition, the purpose of the passengers was to study the croner crater, but they could not find the crater. Later it was revealed that they reached the 65th fit of the crater.
Shepherd and Michel collected several figures and collected samples of about 45 kgs of moon. The other features of this campaign are the use of the vehicle for the first time carrying the goods on the moon, bringing the samples back to the highest amount of the moon, spending the longest time on the Moon’s surface (33 hours), the longest vehicle external speed 9 hours 17 minutes), the use of color TV for the first time on the moon surface was used.

This passenger crew was the last passenger team to be kept in different environments for some time after coming back from the Moon.

Plate left on the moon’s surface

In this campaign, Shepherd had taken the six iron golf clubs and two golf balls with the help of other people. They also put some golf shots on the surface of the moon with one hand. Michelle also tried to throw a spear on the moon with an iron rod. Thus the first Olympics on the moon were successful.


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