The Apollo 14 mission concluded of 3 individuals. Alan Shepard Jr. was the commander, Stuart A. Roosa he was the command module pilot, Edgar D. Mitchell, the lunar module pilot. Apollo 14 was launched on January 31,1971, they landed on the moon on Febuary 5. People were beginning to understand more about space, and they started to become extremely interested in it. I don't believe that Apollo had an immmediate impact on anyone, until we landed on the moon, then the public seemed to turn their attention to it. Factors that influenced would probably have to be technology, and curiosity, without that I don't think the mission would have been as successful. I think that if I had lived next to this it would have made me want to be an astronaut or to work with NASA.
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Synopsis: Shepard, Roosa, and Mitchell landed on the moon, this being the third time to actually land on the moon. They only spent a day on the moon, recovering artifacts for research. There wasn't really an immediate impact unless you were there in NASA and knew everything that had happened. A long term effect might be the fact that they had the whole mission planned to a T, which is something that NASA always does now. they were beginning to truly get the hang of this moon business. I am not exactly sure if people had different reactions. I know people were a bit excited to see what the astronauts came back with. This mission was using something new the MET, or a Modular Equipment Transporter, it carried tools, cameras, portable magnometer and the lunar samples collected from this mission. Apollo 13 & 14 were a lot alike just with 14 they made more room for material to be brought back.