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Apollo 14: Golf on the Moon


After the unwanted drama of Apollo 13, Apollo 14 became the first of the "science missions", focusing on finding clues to the Moon's origins.

But the crew found time to enjoy themselves, with Commander Alan Shepard famously playing golf, and LM Pilot Edgar Mitchell using a scoop handle as a javelin, in a "Lunar Olympics" held at the end of their two-day stay.

Shepard also used the mission to reflect on the war in Vietnam and issue a plea for global peace.

Pictures courtesy of Nasa.


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