Sunday, February 5, 2012

Apollo 14

Today is the 41st anniversary of the landing of Apollo 14 on the moon. It's amazing that it was that long ago.

Apollo 14 had to be an even more stressful flight than usual considering that it came after the almost-disastrous Apollo 13. The crew consisted of Alan Shepard (of Project Mercury fame), Stuart Rosa, and Edgar Mitchell.

The lunar module set down in Fra Mauro, which is where Apollo 13 was to land.

The Apollo 14 crew successfully returned to Earth on February 9, 1971.

I've been slowly collecting these glasses commemorating the Apollo missions to the moon. Maybe this weekend I'll get the matching carafes when we go antiquing!

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