• Short Summary

    The Apollo 14 astronauts, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa yesterday (Tuesday) told a Senate House Committee in Washington that moon landings by men were necessary for further exploration of the lunar surface.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Mitchell, Shepard and Roosa enters and shakes hands
    0.10

    2.
    CU Mitchell speaks (SOUND ON FILM)
    1.47

    3.
    SV Mitchell sits down - audience applauds
    1.54


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2): MITCHELL: "I am hard pressed to tell you about Apollo 14 in the next two minutes, but I thought you might be interested to know what we feel we accomplished in the nine hours and 17 minutes on the lunar surface. That is slightly more than a normal working day, but let me see if I can enumerate for you some of these items. We set up a nuclear generating station, we set up a telemilitary control station which was powered by the generating station, we set up six very complicated experiments that were controlled from the ground. We conducted or set up, performed five additional experiments on the lunar surface. We evaluated a new wheeled vehicle. We collected about 45 different samples totalling 95 pounds, the biggest of which was 21 pounds. We drove four different core tubes into the lunar surface, dug a trench so that the geologists could have an insight into what the surface looked like just beneath what we could see. We traversed approximately two miles across the lunar surface making geological observations while we went. We erected a TV station and conducted a nine hour Today show culminating in the first lunar olympics which consisted of two holes of golf and one javelin throw. We think that's a pretty good days work. Thank you."




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    Background: The Apollo 14 astronauts, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa yesterday (Tuesday) told a Senate House Committee in Washington that moon landings by men were necessary for further exploration of the lunar surface.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJACV7L4UIVN7MJ5E2HNA1DXU
    Media URN:
    VLVAJACV7L4UIVN7MJ5E2HNA1DXU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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