Astronaut Alan Shepard During Apollo 14 EVA on the Moon

Astronaut holding American flag on the Moon
NASA/JSC
CreditNASA/JSC
Historical DateFebruary 5, 1971
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Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., commander of the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission, stands by the deployed United States flag on the lunar surface during the early moments of the first extravehicular activity (EVA) of the mission. Shadows of the Lunar Module (LM), astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, and the erectable S-Band Antenna surround the scene of the third flag implanting to be performed on the lunar surface. While astronauts Shepard and Mitchell descended in the LM Antares to explore the Fra Mauro region of the moon, astronaut Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) Kitty Hawk in lunar orbit.