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Space Rocket History #297 – Apollo 14 – Introduction

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Michael Annis

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Space Rocket History #297 – Apollo 14 – Introduction

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The Apollo 14 crew were constantly aware that if their mission failed—if they had to turn back—it was probably the end of the Apollo program.

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