Apollo 14 Command Module Approaches Touchdown in South Pacific Ocean

Apollo 14 command module, with parachutes, lands in the ocean
July 2, 2018
Historical DateFebruary 9, 1971
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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.