Category: 1971

Bruce Pennington cover art for Space, Time and…

Bruce Pennington cover art for Space, Time and Nathaniel by Brian Aldiss, 1971.

Johnson Space Center, Houston, February 18, 19…

Johnson Space Center, Houston, February 18, 1971. Glove handlers work with freshly opened lunar samples brought back from the Apollo 14 mission to the Moon. The powdery substance was part of 90-some pounds of material brought back to Earth aboard the Apollo 14 spacecraft. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 14 astronauts Stu Roo…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 14 astronauts Stu Roosa, Ed Mitchell, and Alan Shepard, left to right, emerge from the recovery helicopter and wave to the waiting crew of USS New Orleans, 9 February 1971. (NASA)

February 9, 1971 – Apollo 14 astronauts Stu Ro…

February 9, 1971 – Apollo 14 astronauts Stu Roosa, Alan Shepard, and Ed Mitchell splash down into a vast ocean. A U.S. Navy helicopter drops frogmen into the water to assist the spacemen out of the capsule and then up in a hoist to the helicopter, which then flies the tired astronauts to the USS New Orleansrecovery ship. Easy-peasy. Anyone can do it.

(NASA)

February 9, 1971 – A U.S. Navy helicopter scoo…

February 9, 1971 – A U.S. Navy helicopter scoops up Apollo 14 astronaut Stu Roosa after he splashed down in the Pacific Ocean along with moonwalkers Ed Mitchell and Alan Shepard. (NASA)

February 5, 1971 – Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Sh…

February 5, 1971 – Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard snaps photos of the lunar module during a pan of the surface of the Moon.

(NASA)

February 6, 1971 — Apollo 14’s last day on the…

February 6, 1971 — Apollo 14’s last day on the Moon. Text from the reverse side of this NASA press photo: “Astronaut Edger D. Mitchell pauses during the second extravehicular Activity period to unload one of the Apollo lunar hand tools from the Modularized Equipment Transporter (MET).”

(Stellar Views)

Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, …

Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, February 6, 1971.

February 6, 1971 – A hammer and a “Dixie-Cup” …

February 6, 1971 – A hammer and a “Dixie-Cup” sample bag sit atop a lunar boulder in a cluster of impressive moon rocks photographed by spaceman Ed Mitchell during the second and final spacewalk of the Apollo 14 mission.

(NASA)

Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, …

Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, February 6, 1971. (NASA)