Lunar Surface Science
The Apollo Program
| As in previous
lunar landing missions, a contingency sample of lunar surface material was
collected during the first EVA period.
The Apollo 14 landing crew devoted the major portion of the first EVA to deployment of the ALSEP instruments. These instruments remained on the Moon and transmitted scientific data to the Manned Space Flight Network on long-term physical and environmental properties of the Moon. These data could be correlated with known Earth data for further knowledge on the origins of the planets and its satellite.
Additional experiments included the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LRRR) and the Lunar Portable Magnetometer (LPM) which was conducted during the second EVA.
From Apollo 14 Press Kit.