Apollo 14 launched on 5 February 1971. Acting as commander was Captain Alan B. Shepard Jr., USN, and Commander Edgar D. Mitchell, USN, as lunar module pilot. Apollo 14 mission was the third to land on the moon. During the 9-day mission, 94 pounds of lunar material was collected. Recovery was by helicopter from USS New Orleans (LPH-11).
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