Apollo 14 astronauts and mision emblem, 1971.
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Astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa were the crew for the third succesful lunar landing mision. Apollo 14 was launched on 31st January 1971 to furnish additional knowledge of the Moon and its history. Shepard and Mitchell became the fifth and sixth men to walk on the lunar surface, and Shepard the first to hit a golf ball on the Moon.