Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell on the Moon, 1971
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Mitchell is seen here against a lunar backdrop walking along a line of geophones on the Moon's surface. Apollo 14, the third succesful manned Moon landing mision carrying astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa and Mitchell, was launched on 31st January 1971. 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.