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The Apollo 14 missio was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on January 31, 1971.

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Apollo 14 Lunar landing on the 5th February, 1971

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Launch of Apollo 14 (CBS)

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Federal prosecutors and former astronaut Edgar Mitchell have reached an agreement over a camera Mitchell brought home from his 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission.
Mitchell said the camera was a gift from NASA, and earlier this year he tried to auction it through the British firm Bonhams.

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The U.S. government has sued a former NASA astronaut to recover a camera used to explore the moon's surface during the 1971 Apollo 14 mission after seeing it slated for sale in a New York auction.
The lawsuit, filed in Miami federal court on Wednesday, accuses Edgar Mitchell of illegally possessing the camera and attempting to sell it for profit.

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The Apollo 14 mission, with a crew including Alan Shepard Jr., Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell, was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on January 31, 1971.

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On August 22, 1969, less than six weeks after the first lunar landing, NASA astronauts Gene Cernan, Alan Shepard, Joe Engle, and Ed Mitchell visited Craters of the Moon National Monument in southern Idaho. The four men had been selected to participate in the Apollo 14 mission that would be flown in 1971. All were superbly trained astronauts with a wealth of experience to call on. Cernan had, in fact, already paid an orbital visit to the moon. (He was the lunar module pilot of the Apollo 10 mission, the "dress rehearsal" for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.) None of the men was a trained geologist, though, and that was the rub.
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LRO Sees Apollo 14's Rocket Booster Impact Site
A distinctive crater about 35 metres in diameter was formed when the Apollo 14 Saturn IVB (upper stage) was intentionally impacted into the moon. The energy of the impact created small tremors that were measured by the seismometer placed on the Moon by Apollo 12 astronauts in 1969.

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