South Pacific Ocean
The Apollo 14 command module with astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart A. Roosa and Edgar Mitchel aboard approaches touchdown in the South Pacific Ocean, bringing to successful end a 10-day lunar landing mission. The splashdown occurred at 3:04 CST, Feb. 9, 1971, approximately 765 nautical miles south of American Samoa. The crew was flown by helicopter to the U.S.S. New Orleans prime recovery ship.
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