February 26, 2024

On This Day in Space! Feb. 5, 1971: Apollo 14 lands on the moon

Image 1 of 5 On February 5, 1971, the Apollo 14 Lunar Module touched down on the moons Fra Mauro highlands, with Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell onboard.– Tom Chao (Image credit: NASA) Image 2 of 5On Feb. 6, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard ended up being the first individual to play golf on the moon. (Image credit: NASA) Image 3 of 5A video still of Alan Shepards Apollo 14 golf shot on the moon. (Image credit: NASA) Image 4 of 5( Image credit: NASA) Image 5 of 5The Apollo 14 landing site.

— Tom Chao (Image credit: NASA) Image 2 of 5On Feb. 6, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard ended up being the very first person to play golf on the moon. (Image credit: NASA) Image 3 of 5A video still of Alan Shepards Apollo 14 golf shot on the moon. (Image credit: NASA) Image 4 of 5( Image credit: NASA) Image 5 of 5The Apollo 14 landing site.