Ohio Valley Soaceport

Ohio Valley Soaceport

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Celebrating the Apollo 14 Moon Landing Fifty Year Anniversary

 

Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed mission in the United States Apollo program, the third to land on the Moon, and the first to land in the lunar highlands. It was the last of the "H missions", landings at specific sites of scientific interest on the Moon for two-day stays with two lunar extravehicular activities. 

The mission was commanded by Alan B. Shepard along with Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell. Shepard and Mitchell landed in Fra Mauro lunar highlands. They collected over 95 pounds of lunar material from their 9 hour and 22 minutes EVA's (2). 

Shepard has the distinction of the first human to play golf on the moon. Shepard commented that when he hit the ball it went, "For miles and miles!".


Below is my tribute to the mission with my model of the Antares lunar lander, astronaut figures, and a Modular Equipment Transport. The kit is by Dragon.

Front view of the Model.



A view of the deployed MESA


The base is customized.


A top view of the EVA with Shepard preparing to hit his golf ball.


A scratch-built MET is featured with this display.




"For miles and miles!"

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