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Program Number: 19710331
Title: The Apollo Astronauts
Program Date: Mar 31, 1971
Location: San Francisco (Calif.)
Duration: -
Summary: Astronauts Edgar D. Mitchell, Stuart A. Roosa, and Alan B. Shepard from the
Apollo 14 mission. Roosa explains the duties of his role as command module
pilot, which includes topographic photography and his main duty, supporting
the lunar landing. Mitchell, the lunar module pilot, talks about piloting
the craft to retrieve material and scientific data from the moon's surface.
Shepard, the crew commander, reviews the extensive accomplishments and
innovations that have come from the space program and encourages continued
public support through taxes and other funding sources.
Speaker(s): Mitchell, Edgar D. - U.S. astronaut; lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, January 31-February 9, 1971
Roosa, Stuart A. (Stuart Allen), 1933-1994 - U.S. astronaut; command module pilot on Apollo 14, January 31-February 9, 1971
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998 - U.S. astronaut on Mercury and Apollo 14 missions; first American to travel in space, May 5, 1961; born Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
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Subject Heading(s): Project Apollo (U.S.)
Astronautics -- United States.
Astronauts -- United States.
Space flight to the moon.
Space vehicles.
Lunar excursion module.
Moon -- Exploration.
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Last update: Dec 18, 2012