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Apollo 14

The Astronaut Hall of Fame featured the Apollo 14 Kitty Hawk. Information about Apollo 14 can be found in the Apollo 14 Mission Report.

I understand that Apollo 14 was relocated to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center's Apollo/Saturn V Center in summer of 2009.

Other than Alan Shepard's game of golf, Apollo 14 is probably most remembered for the problems encountered while attempting to dock with the lunar module during TD&E; it took six attempts before docking took place. In order to trouble-shoot, the crew stowed the docking probe in the CM during reentry (making it the only docking probe returned from a lunar mission), but Kitty Hawk is displayed without its docking probe.

Kitty Hawk is displayed in what amounts to a narrow corridor with banners forming a partition on one side and a wall of display cases on the other. This severely limits the overall shots of the spacecraft.

Apollo 14 is displayed with its Earth landing system in essentially a pre-flight configuration, with its main parachutes in their bags and the drogues in their mortars (of course, I have no idea what might be in the parachute bags or the mortars, but it makes for a better story :-).

The only other command module I've seen displayed with parachute bags is Apollo 4 at Stennis; Apollo 4 is a Block I command module, so it allows for some comparison between the two blocks of spacecraft.

 
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