Astronaut Alan Shepard with a Lunar Landing Training Vehicle

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Title

Astronaut Alan Shepard with a Lunar Landing Training Vehicle

Alternative Title

Alan Shepard with a LLTV

Subject

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Johnson Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Astronauts--United States
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998

Description

Mission Commander Alan Shepard (1923-1998), the only Mercury Seven astronaut to walk on the Moon, standing near a Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV) at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The LLTV was used to practice Moon landings, which were done with the Lunar Module (LM). Apollo 14 was the third mission to land men on the Moon, including Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa (1933-1994), and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell (1930-). These three astronauts conducted a ten-day mission that launched on January 31, 1971, from John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, and landing in the Pacific Ocean on February 9, 1971. The mission landed Shepard and Mitchell on the Moon, where they collected specimens, conducted, research and even hit a couple of golf balls using a special club that Shepard had stowed away.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, December 14, 1970: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

1970-12-14

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, December 14, 1970.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

137 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Space Coast History Project and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 14 (AS-509)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed July 7, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo14.cfm.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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