Command Module, Apollo 14
The Apollo 14 Command Module, nicknamed "Kitty Hawk," was recovered from a successful Pacific Ocean splashdown on February 9, 1971. The lunar landing mission began with a successful launch on January 31, 1971. Mission Commander Alan Shepard and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell landed the Lunar Module "Antares" in the Fra Mauro region of the moon, the original goal of the aborted Apollo 13 mission, four and one half days after launch. During nine hours of lunar exploration, the astronauts used a two-wheeled cart for transporting equipment, collected 96 pounds of lunar material, and set up lunar surface experiments.
The Apollo 14 Command module (CM 110), with most of the internal instruments, panels, controls and couches removed by NASA for reuse, was declared surplus and transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1974.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Alan B. Shepard Jr.
- Edgar Dean Mitchell
- North American Rockwell
- Stuart A. Roosa
- Aluminum alloy, stainless steel, and titanium structures. Outer shell - stainless steel honeycomb between stainless steel sheets. Crew compartment inner shell - aluminum honeycomb between aluminum alloy sheets.
- Epoxy-resin ablative heat shield covers outside.
- Overall: 127 in. tall x 154 in. diameter (322.58 x 391.16cm)