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Space Rocket History #312 – Apollo 14 – Lunar Landing – Part 2

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Michael Annis

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Space Rocket History #312 – Apollo 14 – Lunar Landing – Part 2

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Suddenly the caution lights went out and the radar signals began to transmit. Within seconds the astronauts could see that its data was good. Seconds later in mission control, a jubilant Will Presley shouted, “Flight, we got radar lockup!”

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Space Rocket History #311 – Apollo 14 – Lunar Landing – Part 1

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Suddenly, Buzz and Neil heard the high-pitched sound of the Master Alarm. On the computer display the “PROG” light glowed amber. “Program alarm,” Armstrong radioed. Quickly, Aldrin queried the computer for the alarm code, and “1202” flashed on the display...

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