Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the Apollo program and the third mission to land on the Moon. The nine-day mission was launched on January 31, 1971, with lunar touch down on February 5. The Lunar Module landed in the Fra Mauro formation; this had originally been the target of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. During the two lunar EVA's over 100 pounds of moon rocks were collected and several surface experiments, including seismic studies, were carried out. Commander Alan Shepard famously hit two golf balls on the lunar surface along side Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell with a make-shift club he had brought from Earth. Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa took several hundred seeds on the mission, many of which were germinated on return resulting in the so called Moon trees.
Launch date: January 31, 1971 21:03:02 UTC
Lunar Landing: February 5, 1971 09:18:11 UTC
Landing: February 9, 1971 21:05:00 UTC
Measured 4 inches (10.16 cm) across.