Apollo 14 is the 8th crewed Apollo mission and the 3 landing. The mission landed at the Fra Mauro Highlands. The mission lasted 9 days and represented the first mission after Apollo 13 accident that scrubbed the landing.
I wrote a short article about Apollo 14 in 2022.
The landing site for Apollo 14 is central in my short story Golf and Outgassing, a story about a return mission to the Moon. This landing becomes an important consideration in my upcoming novel Mask of the Joyful Moon.
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Week of Jan 29 2023 [29th at 1 PM EDT (6 PM GMT), Feb 1st at 9 PM EDT (2nd 2AM GMT)]
- Apollo 14
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
The Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design — Revised and Expanded Edition by Alan C. Tribble
Lunar Sourcebook: a Users Guide to the Moon edited by Grant H. Heiken, David T. Vaniman, and Bevan M. French
A new novel by Torn MacAlester
The long awaited sequel to Thunder Moon Tussle:
Mask of the Joyful Moon
By studying meteorites, we can estimate the constituent parts of Terrestrial planets. In Paul Voosen’s article from Science Weekly, we find that water and other volatiles are present. Since meteorites are the building blocks of planets, it suggests that Earth like planets can form around other stars.
Here is another example of a close orbiting ‘Earth like’ exoplanet in a video from Dr. Becky Smethurst.
Dust grains are the formation of planets. Here is an effort to understand those grains: