• Short Summary

    The Apollo 14 Astronauts inspected their moon landing craft Wednesday morning (Feb. 3) and pronounced it in excellent shape for the landing on the surface of the moon scheduled for Friday (Feb. 5).

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    The Apollo 14 Astronauts inspected their moon landing craft Wednesday morning (Feb. 3) and pronounced it in excellent shape for the landing on the surface of the moon scheduled for Friday (Feb. 5).

    Color television pictures of the check-out were beamed to the surface of the Earth some 207,000 miles from the spacecraft. In all, 42 minutes of television transmission were received on the ground.

    One of the most interesting pictures was the Astronauts-eye-view of the crescent-shaped moon as seen through and photographed through a porthole of the spacecraft. The moon was about 50,000 miles away.

    Command Pilot Alan Shepard and Fitchell floated through the connecting tunnel into the lunar module while Stuart Roosa remained int he command ship, christened "the Kitty Hawk" after the place where the Wright brothers made their first flight.

    Shepard said the lunar craft was in immaculate condition and fully ready for the scheduled moon landing. Only one small washer was floating around -- weightless in the spacecraft.

    The wives and families of the three Astronauts turned out very early in the morning to watch the TV pictures at Mission Control in Houston, Texas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZAAPXAYK458CNE6NG3ZMGSKH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZAAPXAYK458CNE6NG3ZMGSKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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