[32], The backup crew spoofed the patch with its own version, with revised artwork showing a Wile E. Coyote cartoon character depicted as gray-bearded (for Shepard, who was 47 at the time of the mission and the oldest man on the Moon), pot-bellied (for Mitchell, who had a pudgy appearance) and red furred (for Roosa's red hair), still on the way to the Moon, while Road Runner (for the backup crew) is already on the Moon, holding a U.S. flag and a flag labeled "1st Team". [37], Another issue that had marked Apollo 13 was the last-minute change of crew due to exposure to communicable disease. [51], Other changes included the installation of anti-slosh baffles in the LM descent stage's propellant tanks. The total haul from the rim-flank of Cone ... was 16 Hasselblad photographs (out of a mission total of 417), six rock-size samples heavier than 50 g, and a grand total of 10 kg of samples, 9 kg of which are in one rock (sample 14321 [i.e., Big Bertha]). [70], The MET, when deployed for use on the lunar surface, was about 86 inches (220 cm) long, 39 inches (99 cm) wide and 32 inches (81 cm) high. Harrison Schmitt suggested that the commander had other things on his mind, such as overcoming a ten-year absence from spaceflight and ensuring a successful mission after the near-disaster of Apollo 13. Da diese Mission den Mond jedoch nicht erreichte, übernahm Apollo 14 diese Aufgabe. [103] He also took astronomical photographs, of the Gegenschein, and of the Lagrangian point of the Sun-Earth system that lies beyond the Earth (L2), testing the theory that the Gegenschein is generated by reflections off particles at L2. After liftoff from the surface and a successful docking, the spacecraft was flown back to Earth where the three astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean on February 9. The Apollo 14 instrument would be calibrated by the impact, after being jettisoned, of the LM's ascent stage, since an object of known mass and velocity would be impacting at a known location on the Moon. [80], Shepard stated, after stepping onto the lunar surface, "And it's been a long way, but we're here. The software was hard-wired, preventing it from being updated from the ground. The fuel cell oxygen supply valves were redesigned to isolate the Teflon-coated wiring from the oxygen. He had been impressed by the training given to Apollo 13 prime crew CMP Mattingly by geologist Farouk El-Baz and got El-Baz to agree to undertake his training. "[26] For Apollo 14, they were: Pete Frank, Orange team; Glynn Lunney, Black team; Milt Windler, Maroon team and Gerry Griffin, Gold team. This would mean Big Bertha is both the first discovered terrestrial meteorite and the oldest known Earth rock. While Shepard and Mitchell were on the surface, Roosa remained in lunar orbit aboard the Command and Service Module, performing scientific experiments and photographing the Moon, including the landing site of the future Apollo 16 mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Apollo 14 commander, stands by the deployed U.S. flag on the lunar surface during the early moments of the first EVA of the mission. That is to say, apart from 14321 we have less than 1 kg of rock—962 g to be exact—from what in my opinion is the most important single point reached by astronauts on the Moon. "By determining the age of zircon found in the sample, we were able to pinpoint the age of the host rock at about four billion years old, making it similar to the oldest rocks on Earth," researcher Alexander Nemchin said, adding that "the chemistry of the zircon in this sample is very different from that of every other zircon grain ever analyzed in lunar samples, and remarkably similar to that of zircons found on Earth." [13], Shepard and his crew had originally been designated by Deke Slayton, Director of Flight Crew Operations and one of the Mercury Seven, as the crew for Apollo 13. After crew, equipment and lunar samples were transferred to Kitty Hawk, the ascent stage was jettisoned, and impacted the Moon,[105][106] setting off waves registered by the seismometers from Apollo 12 and 14. [109] During his rest periods on the voyage, Mitchell conducted ESP experiments without NASA's knowledge or sanction, attempting by prearrangement to send images of cards he had brought with him to four people on Earth. Der Urin wurde über Bord gepumpt, während die festen Abfallstoffe gesammelt wurden. [119] The pin is leaving Earth and is approaching the Moon. This mission involved a period of short stay on the moon’s surface. [124] The ascent stage of lunar module Antares impacted the Moon on February 7, 1971, at 00:45:25.7 UT (February 6, 7:45 pm EST), at 3°25′S 19°40′W / 3.42°S 19.67°W / -3.42; -19.67 (Apollo 14 LM ascent stage). [29] On June 30, 1970, following the release of the accident report and a NASA review of what changes to the spacecraft would be necessary, NASA announced that the launch would slip to no earlier than January 31, 1971. Der Start ... Jeder Astronaut erhielt täglich eine Ration von 635 Gramm mit etwa 2.800 Kalorien. The Apollo 14 astronauts continued their training. Apollo 14 was the first H-type mission which was followed by Apollo 15. Das Ende des Apollo-Programms war absehbar und es galt als wahrscheinlich, dass man danach vorerst nicht mehr mit einem bemannten Raumschiff zum Mond fliegen würde. [120] A gold band around the edge includes the mission and astronaut names. Most are breccias, which are rocks composed of fragments of other, older rocks. [64] The LRRRs from Apollo 11, 14 and 15 are the only experiments left on the Moon by the Apollo astronauts that are still returning data. [19] Engle, who had flown the X-15 to the edge of outer space, flew into space for NASA in 1981 on STS-2, the second Space Shuttle flight. He stated after the mission that two of the four had gotten 51 out of 200 correct (the others were less successful), whereas random chance would have dictated 40. [118], The mission insignia is an oval depicting the Earth and the Moon, and an astronaut pin drawn with a comet trail. Apollo 14 - Im Fra-Mauro-Hochland . [71] The first use of tires on the Moon, these were developed by Goodyear and were dubbed their XLT (Experimental Lunar Tire) model. The craters that Shepard and Mitchell planned to use for navigational landmarks looked very different on the ground than on the maps they had, based on overhead shots taken from lunar orbit. Roosa also used the Hasselblad to take photographs of the impact point of Apollo 13's S-IVB near Lansburg B crater. Testberichte zu Apollo astronaut scott analysiert. It was the last of the "H missions," landings at specific sites of scientific interest on the Moon for two-day stays with two lunar extravehicular activities (EVAs or moonwalks). When Shepard and Mitchell were on their geology field trips, Roosa would be overhead in an airplane taking photographs of the site and making observations. Lento onnistui monista ongelmista huolimatta. It had pressurized rubber tires 4 inches (10 cm) wide and 16 inches (41 cm) in diameter, containing nitrogen and inflated to about 1.5 pounds per square inch (10 kPa). [42] Roosa had chosen the CSM's call sign after the town in North Carolina where the Wright Brothers first flew. The LM was modified to make transfer of power from LM to CM easier. Although about half of the photographic targets had to be scrubbed, Roosa was able to obtain photographs of Descartes with a Hasselblad camera and confirm that it was a suitable landing point. [100][101] After the mission, troubleshooting found a tiny piece of aluminum contaminating the shutter control circuit, which caused the shutter to operate continuously. [53] At 6,505,548 pounds (2,950,867 kg), it was the heaviest vehicle yet flown by NASA, 3,814 pounds (1,730 kg) heavier than the launch vehicle for Apollo 13. Lennolla laskeuduttiin Fra Mauron alueelle, jonne dramaattisen Apollo 13:en suunniteltiin laskeutuvan. Before the switch, the astronauts had been taken to volcanic sites on Earth; afterwards, they visited crater sites, such as the Ries Crater in West Germany and an artificial crater field created for astronaut training in Arizona's Verde Valley. [75] The stage was set on a course to impact the Moon, which it did just over three days later, causing the Apollo 12 seismometer to register vibrations for over three hours. [39], The Command and Service Modules were delivered to KSC on November 19, 1969; the ascent stage of the LM arrived on November 21 with the descent stage three days later. [12] He served on the support crew for Apollo 9 and was the LMP of the backup crew for Apollo 10. We figured there was a heavy mantle on our shoulders to make sure we got it right. Landing at Fra Mauro would also allow orbital photography of another candidate landing site, the Descartes Highlands, which became the landing site for Apollo 16. The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package consisted of a set of scientific instruments emplaced at the landing site by the astronauts. On the final evening in space, the crew conducted a press conference, with the questions submitted to NASA in advance and read to the astronauts by the CAPCOM. Mission Control and the CAPCOM, Fred Haise, could see nothing of this, as the television camera remained near the LM, but they worried as the clock ticked on the EVA, and monitored the heavy breathing and rapid heartbeats of the astronauts. The spacecraft and Mission Control monitoring systems were modified to give more immediate and visible warnings of anomalies. 71-H-192 ( 83k) Apollo 14 Backup Command Module Pilot Ron Evans waves from the cockpit of a T-38. Although Littrow went unvisited, a nearby area, Taurus-Littrow, was the landing site for Apollo 17. Apollo 14 The primary objectives of this mission were to explore the Fra Mauro region centered around deployment of the Apollo Lunar Surface Scientific Experiments Package, or ALSEP; lunar field geology investigations; collection of surface material samples for return to Earth; deployment of scientific instruments and additional science and photography. Structural changes were made to accommodate the equipment to be used on the lunar surface, including the Modular Equipment Transporter. Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut (English Edition) eBook: Mitchell, Edgar, Mahoney, Ellen, Cox, Dr. Brian, Cox, Dr. Brian: Amazon.de: Kindle-Shop [95], In January 2019 research showed that Big Bertha, which weighs 19.837 pounds (8.998 kg), has characteristics that make it likely to be a terrestrial (Earth) meteorite. During the two walks on the surface, 94.35 pounds (42.80 kg) of Moon rocks were collected, and several scientific experiments were deployed. A veteran of Apollo 13, which had aborted before reaching the Moon, Haise put his training for that mission to use, especially during the EVAs, since both missions were targeted at the same place on the Moon. [99], Roosa took pictures from lunar orbit. [9], Prime and backup crews for both Apollo 13 and 14 were announced on August 6, 1969. Wie schon beim Start von Apollo 12 herrschte … Nach dem Scheitern von Apollo 13 wurden einige der vorgesehenen Aufgaben auf Apollo 14 übertragen. Die Raumsonde Surveyor 3, im Hintergrund ist Apollo 12 zu erkennen. This would prevent the low fuel light coming on prematurely, as had happened on Apollo 11 and 12. These included a helium gas accumulator installed in the liquid oxygen (LOX) line of the center engine, a backup cutoff device for that engine, and a simplified 2-position propellant utilization valve on each of the five J-2 engines. Additionally, they consistently overestimated the distance they traveled. 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To find the sample's age, the research team from Curtin University looked at bits of the mineral zircon embedded in its structure. The Apollo 12 instrument would also be activated by the spent Apollo 14 S-IVB booster, which would impact the Moon after the mission entered lunar orbit. The "javelin" and one of the golf balls wound up in a crater together, with Mitchell's projectile a little bit further. [122] The SM reentered Earth's atmosphere and was destroyed, though there was no tracking or sightings of it. [49], Also in response to the Apollo 13 accident, the electrical wiring in Bay 4 (where the explosion had happened) was sheathed in stainless steel. After the astronauts cycled the landing radar breaker, the unit successfully acquired a signal near 22,000 feet (6,700 m). Several of these patches were hidden by the backup crew and found during the flight by the crew in notebooks and storage lockers in both the CSM Kitty Hawk and the LM Antares, and one patch was stored in the MET lunar hand cart. [36], Roosa undertook training for his period alone in lunar orbit, when he would make observations of the Moon and take photographs. [55], The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) array of scientific instruments carried by Apollo 14 consisted of the Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE), Active Seismic Experiment (ASE), Suprathermal Ion Detector (SIDE), Cold Cathode Ion Gauge (CCIG), and Charged Particle Lunar Environmental Experiment (CPLEE). Crewed missions are in, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 15:41. [83] Mitchell deployed the ASE's geophone lines, unreeling and emplacing the two 310 feet (94 m) lines leading out from the ALSEP's Central Station. [24] Had Haise walked on the Moon, he would have been the first Group 5 astronaut to do so, an honor that went to Mitchell. August 2020 um 20:48 Uhr bearbeitet. He made several attempts over the next two hours, as mission controllers huddled and sent advice. It was combined with the CCIG, which was to measure the lunar atmosphere and detect if it varied over time. These activities were televised back to Earth, though the picture tended to degenerate during the latter portion of the EVA. The designer was Jean Beaulieu,[119] who based it on a sketch by Shepard, who had been head of the Astronaut Office and meant the pin to symbolize that through him, the entire corps was in spirit flying to the Moon. This was done to increase the amount of hover time available to the astronauts, a safety factor since Apollo 14 was to land in rough terrain. [83] On the way back to the LM, the astronauts collected and documented lunar samples, and took photographs of the area. [98] After Antares separated and its crew began preparations to land, Roosa in Kitty Hawk performed a SPS burn to send the CSM to an orbit of approximately 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi), and later a plane change maneuver to compensate for the rotation of the Moon. Spacecraft: Apollo 14. Shepard, at age 47, was the oldest U.S. astronautto fly when he made his trip aboard Apoll… This photo was taken from the moon's orbit where the three-astronaut crew spent 20 hours orbiting the moon 10 times. This was done in preparation for the release of the LM Antares. Thermal … 4,8 von 5 Sternen 10. All of the Apollo missions placed NASA and the astronauts under extreme pressure to succeed, but Apollo 14 faced unusual challenges even before it launched in February 1971. We Seven: By the Astronauts Themselves Scott M. Carpenter. [57] The ALSEP components flown on Apollo 13 were destroyed when its LM burned up in Earth's atmosphere. [77], After separating from the command module in lunar orbit, the LM Antares had two serious problems. [73], After the vehicle reached orbit, the S-IVB third stage shut down, and the astronauts performed checks of the spacecraft before restarting the stage for translunar injection (TLI), the burn that placed the vehicle on course for the Moon. After recovery by the ship USS New Orleans,[113] the crew was flown to Pago Pago International Airport in Tafuna, then to Honolulu, then to Ellington Air Force Base near Houston in a plane containing a Mobile Quarantine Facility trailer before they continued their quarantine in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory. [61], The LPM was to be carried during the second EVA and used to measure the Moon's magnetic field at various points. [71], Apollo 14 launched from Launch Complex 39-A at KSC at 4:03:02 pm (21:03:02 UTC), January 31, 1971. Apollo 14 was the fourth crewed moon landing and is most famous for being the first and only mission in which an astronaut played golf on the moon. Scan by Ed Hengeveld. [77], At 81:56:40.70 into the mission (February 4 at 1:59:43 am EST; 06:59:43 UTC), the Service Propulsion System engine in the SM was fired for 370.84 seconds to send the craft into a lunar orbit with apocynthion of 169 nautical miles (313 km; 194 mi) and pericynthion of 58.1 nautical miles (107.6 km; 66.9 mi). [116], Roosa, who worked in forestry in his youth, took several hundred tree seeds on the flight. With the landing radar, Shepard steered the LM to a landing which was the closest to the intended target of the six missions that landed on the Moon. Apollo 14 – The Comeback. Two additional lunar surface experiments not part of the ALSEP were also flown, the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LRRR or LR3), to be deployed in the ALSEP's vicinity, and the Lunar Portable Magnetometer (LPM), to be used by the astronauts during their second EVA. [35], The change in landing site from Littrow to Fra Mauro affected the geological training for Apollo 14. [121] The flight name is replaced by "BEEP BEEP" and the backup crew's names are given. The Fra Mauro formation is composed of ejecta from the impact event that formed Mare Imbrium, and scientists hoped for samples that originated deep under the Moon's surface. 23,28 € Nur noch 2 auf Lager. The mission was originally scheduled for 1970, but was postponed because of the investigation following the failure of Apollo 13 to reach the Moon's surface, and the need for modifications to the spacecraft as a result. The Apollo 14 basalts were formed 4.0 to 4.3 billion years ago, older than the volcanism known to have occurred at any of the mare locations reached during the Apollo program. Bild: NASA . [56], The PSE was a seismometer, similar to one left on the Moon by Apollo 12, and was to measure seismic activity in the Moon. [34] Apollo 14's landing site was located slightly closer to Cone crater than the point designated for Apollo 13. Apollo 14 begann seinen Weg zum Mond von Cape Canaveral . [121], The Apollo 14 command module Kitty Hawk is on display at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex after being on display at the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame near Titusville, Florida, for several years. Thereafter, checkout, testing and equipment installation proceeded. NASA believed the computer might be getting erroneous readings like this if a tiny ball of solder had shaken loose and was floating between the switch and the contact, closing the circuit. In Apollo 14's most famous incident, Shepard hit two golf balls he had brought with him with a makeshift club. [25], The flight directors during Apollo had a one-sentence job description, "The flight director may take any actions necessary for crew safety and mission success. "[33], Before the abort of the Apollo 13 mission, the plan was to have Apollo 14 land near Littrow crater, in Mare Serenitatis, where there are features that were thought to be volcanic. Shepard was the oldest U.S. astronaut when he made his trip aboard Apollo 14. [58] A small cluster of rocks and a few prints made by the lunar overshoes of Mitchell are in the foreground. A close-up view of the plaque which the Apollo 14 astronauts will leave behind on the moon during their lunar landing mission. [85][86] Images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) show the tracks of the astronauts and the MET come to within 30 m of the rim. Am EST, November 9. [56] The PSE had been flown on Apollo 12 and 13, the ASE on Apollo 13, the SIDE on Apollo 12, the CCIG on Apollo 12 and 13 and the LRRR on Apollo 11. Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., commander, and Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, will descend to the lunar surface in the Lunar Module (LM) "Antares". The Apollo 14(AS-509) mission - manned by astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell - was launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, … [69], The Modular Equipment Transporter (MET) was a two-wheeled handcart, used only on Apollo 14, intended to allow the astronauts to take tools and equipment with them, and store lunar samples, without needing to carry them. At 60:30 Ground Elapsed Time, Shepard and Mitchell entered the LM to check its systems; while there they photographed a wastewater dump from the CSM, part of a particle contamination study in preparation for Skylab. Reihenfolge unserer qualitativsten Apollo astronaut scott. Later analysis using the pictures they took determined that they had come within about 65 feet (20 m) of the crater's rim. [92][104], Antares lifted off from the Moon at 1:48:42 pm EST[42] (18:48:42 UTC) on February 6, 1971. [87] The difficulties faced by Shepard and Mitchell would emphasize the need for a means of transportation on the lunar surface with a navigation system, which was met by the Lunar Roving Vehicle, already planned to fly on Apollo 15. ein „Lunar Portable Magnetometer“ Experiment. Shepard and Mitchell made their lunar landing on February 5 in the Fra Mauro formation – originally the target of Apollo 13. [27] Apollo 14 was scheduled for July 1970, but in January of that year, due to budget cuts that saw the cancellation of Apollo 20, NASA decided there would be two Apollo missions per year with 1970 to see Apollo 13 in April and Apollo 14 likely in October or November. [76] Two midcourse corrections were performed on the translunar coast, with one burn lasting 10.19 seconds and one lasting 0.65 seconds. Navigaatio ← Apollo 13: Apollo 15 → Infobox OK: Kuumoduuli Antarekseen vievät jäljet. The CPLEE measured the particle energies of protons and electrons generated by the Sun that reached the lunar surface. Apollo 9 commander James McDivitt believed meetings that required a member of the flight crew were being missed, so for Apollo a third crew of astronauts was added, known as the support crew. 4,5 von 5 Sternen 58. Apollo 8 was the second manned mission in the Apollo program. [7][8][9], Apollo 14's Command Module Pilot (CMP), Stuart Roosa, aged 37 when the mission flew, had been a smoke jumper before joining the Air Force in 1953. [18] Schmitt flew instead of Engle because there was intense pressure on NASA to fly a scientist to the Moon (Schmitt was a geologist) and Apollo 17 was the last lunar flight. The instruments were arrayed around a central station which supplied power to run the instruments and communications so data collected by the experiments could be relayed to Earth. To the dismay of some geologists, Shepard and Mitchell did not reach the rim of Cone crater as had been planned, though they came close. [79], A second problem occurred during the powered descent, when the LM landing radar failed to lock automatically onto the Moon's surface, depriving the navigation computer of vital information on the vehicle's altitude and vertical descent speed. [91] The second EVA lasted 4 hours, 34 minutes, 41 seconds. [10] He served as a capsule communicator (CAPCOM) for Apollo 9. Breccias form when the heat and pressure of meteorite impacts fuse small rock fragments together. [28], The investigation into the accident which caused an abort of Apollo 13 delayed Apollo 14. [38] To prevent another such occurrence, for Apollo 14 NASA instituted what was called the Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program. If the problem recurred after the descent engine fired, the computer would think the signal was real and would initiate an auto-abort, causing the ascent stage to separate from the descent stage and climb back into orbit. Aus diesem Grunde wollte man die wenigen Chancen so effizient wie möglich nutzen. [52], The Saturn V used for Apollo 14 was designated SA-509, and was similar to those used on Apollo 8 through 13. The crew originally designated for Apollo 14, Jim Lovell as the commander, Ken Mattingly as CMP and Fred Haise as LMP, all of whom had backed up Apollo 11, was made the prime crew for Apollo 13 instead. The central station was a 25 kg box with a stowed volume of 34,800 cubic cm. Audio CD. [92], Some geologists were pleased enough with the close approach to Cone crater to send a case of scotch to the astronauts while they were in post-mission quarantine, though their enthusiasm was tempered by the fact that Shepard and Mitchell had documented few of the samples they brought back, making it hard and sometimes impossible to discern where they came from. Mission rules required an abort if the landing radar was out at 10,000 feet (3,000 m), though Shepard might have tried to land without it. [40] The launch vehicle stack, with the spacecraft on top, was rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Pad 39A on November 9, 1970. Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot: The Remarkable Life of Apollo 14 Astronaut Stuart Roosa Willie G. Moseley. [83], The astronauts had been surprised by the undulating ground, expecting flatter terrain in the area of the landing, and this became an issue on the second EVA, as they set out, MET in tow, for the rim of Cone crater. [42] The Apollo 13 accident had been caused by the explosive failure of an oxygen tank, after the insulation of the internal wiring had been damaged by heating of the tank contents pre-launch—that the oxygen had gotten hot enough to damage the insulation had not been realized, since the protective thermostatic switches had failed because they were, through an error, not designed to handle the voltage applied during ground testing. "[94] In their sourcebook on Apollo, Richard W. Orloff and David M. Harland doubted that if Apollo 13 had reached the Moon, Lovell and Haise, given a more distant landing point, could have gotten as close to Cone crater as Shepard and Mitchell did. [65], Flown for the first time on Apollo 14 was the Buddy Secondary Life Support System (BSLSS), a set of flexible hoses which would enable Shepard and Mitchell to share cooling water should one of their Primary Life Support System (PLSS) backpacks fail. Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, photographed this sweeping view showing fellow Moon-explorer astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., mission commander, and the Apollo 14 Lunar Module (LM). The mission commander of Apollo 14, Alan Shepard, one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, became the first American to enter space with a suborbital flight on May 5, 1961. He was assigned to squadrons aboard aircraft carriers before returning to the United States to further his education while in the Navy, also completing the ARPS prior to his selection as a Group 5 astronaut. [67], Also taken to the lunar surface were water bags, dubbed "Gunga Dins", for insertion in the astronauts' helmets, allowing them sips of water during the EVAs. NASA and the software teams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scrambled to find a solution. After TLI, the CSM separated from the S-IVB, and Roosa performed the transposition maneuver, turning it around in order to dock with the LM before the entire spacecraft separated from the stage. Despite concerns based on the docking problems early in the mission, the docking was successful on the first attempt, though the LM's Abort Guidance System, used for navigation, failed just before the two craft docked. Eigentlich hätte das Fra-Mauro-Hochland schon früher Besuch von amerikanischen Astronauten erhalten sollen, nämlich mit Apollo 13. He is the only astronaut from Project Mercury (the original Mercury Seven astronauts) to reach the Moon. [112], The command module Kitty Hawk splashed down in the South Pacific Ocean on February 9, 1971, at 21:05 [UTC], approximately 900 miles (1,400 km) south of American Samoa. 28,50 € Nur noch 1 auf Lager (mehr ist unterwegs). 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