Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Working on the Moon
May 5, 2003
Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot, carries the penetrometer attached to an extension handle during extravehicular activity on the lunar surface. The geophone alignment flag is attached to the penetrometer. Several components of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) are in the background. The shadow of Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., commander, who took this photograph, is in the foreground, near several prints made by lunar overshoes of the two astronauts and a long track made by a wheel of the Modularized Equipment Transporter (MET).
Topics: Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, Alan Shepard, Apollo program, Apollo Lunar Module, Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14, Apollo spacecraft, Moon, Astronaut