Original Un-opened old stock circa 1971 USA Produced
Set of 10 Colour Photographs
APOLLO 14 MOON LANDING
February 5th, 1971Colour Print Postcards From Official NASA Photos
Produced circa 1971
Set of 10 in the original package, unopened, and mint untouched new condition (as they were purchased in USA for 98cents !)
The photos are approx 14 x 9 cms
They have been stored in a private collection for years !
This RARE set of UNOPENED /UNUSED photographs were produced in the early 1970's shortly after APOLLO 14 and its famous 3 man crew of Shepard, Roosa and Mitchell, landed their spacecraft,and safely returned to Earth.
The photos are a glossy finish.
Featuring 10 different colour prints from official NASA photographs,
and printed by Showcase Printing for Dexter, and sold
to an American public just exuberant about
the whole Space exploration buzz !!
The photos are still in the original cardboard sleeve, unopened.
The photos all have a description/explanation of the subject, please see picture which shows the photos contained in the set
A true collectible item for the fans of Space Exploration , and this set of photo postcards produced in USA shortly after the mission...
Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the United StatesApollo program, and the third to land on the Moon. It was the last of the "H missions", targeted landings with two-day stays on the Moon with two lunar EVAs, or moonwalks.
Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module PilotStuart Roosa, and Lunar Module PilotEdgar Mitchell launched on their nine-day mission on January 31, 1971 at 4:04:02 pm local time after a 40 minute, 2 second delay due to launch site weather restrictions, the first such delay in the Apollo program. Shepard and Mitchell made their lunar landing on February 5 in the Fra Mauro formation; this had originally been the target of the aborted Apollo 13 mission. During the two lunar EVAs, 42 kilograms (93 lb) of Moon rocks were collected and several surface experiments, including seismic studies, were performed. Shepard famously hit two golf balls on the lunar surface with a makeshift club he had brought from Earth. Shepard and Mitchell spent about 33 hours on the Moon, with about 9½ hours on EVA.
While Shepard and Mitchell were on the surface, Roosa remained in lunar orbit aboard the Command/Service Module, performing scientific experiments and photographing the Moon. He took several hundred seeds on the mission, many of which were germinated on return resulting in the so-called Moon trees. Shepard, Roosa, and Mitchell landed in the Pacific Ocean on February 9.
As of 2012, Mitchell is the only surviving member of the crew; Roosa died in 1994 from pancreatitis and Shepard in 1998 from leukemia.