Apollo 14 Crewmen Show Off Lunar Rocks During Meeting With Newsmen

Group of men examining Moon rocks in a lab
July 2, 2018
Historical DateFebruary 19, 1971
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The Apollo 14 crew men show off some of the largest of the lunar rocks which they brought back from the Moon during a through-the-glass meeting with news men in the Crew Reception Area of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory (LRL) at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. (right), mission commander, leans over to view a large basketball-size rock which astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, points out. Astronaut Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot, who circled the Moon in the Command and Service Modules (CSM) while his two fellow crewmembers explored the Moon, looks on (near the center of the photograph). Four of the 14 men quarantined with the Apollo 14 crew look on in the background.