Apollo 14, Components of the ALSEP (AS14-67-9376) - NASA

Apollo 14, Components of the ALSEP (AS14-67-9376)

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Apollo 14, Components of the ALSEP (AS14-67-9376), 1971

Several components of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) are deployed in this photograph, taken during the first Apollo 14 extravehicular activity (EVA-1).

5 - 6 February 1971

Photo taken by Alan Shepard

Cibachrome, vintage

73 x 59 cm / 28,74 x 23,23 inch

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