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South Pacific Ocean
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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