This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Moon
Astronaut Next To A Large Boulder

Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard stands next to a large boulder near the Apollo landing site in the Fra Mauro region of the Moon. The boulder is probably a block of impact ejecta from a crater. Note the lunar dust clinging to Shepard's suit. This picture was taken by lunar module pilot Edgar Mitchell on 6 February 1971. (Apollo 14, AS14-68-9414)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27