Apollo 14 Command Module Approaches Touchdown in South Pacific Ocean
Image Credit: NASA/JSC
Published: July 2, 2018
Historical Date: February 9, 1971
The Apollo 14 Command Module (CM) splashes down and two of its three main parachutes can be seen collapsing, as the 10-day mission comes to a safe and successful end. The Apollo 14 spacecraft, with astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., commander; Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot; and Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, aboard, splashed down at 3:04:39 p.m. (CST) approximately 765 nautical miles southeast of American Samoa.