Apollo 14 artifacts on the Moon

Non-exhaustive list of artificial objects set on the surface of the Moon by Apollo 14 astronauts A. Shepard and E. Mitchell in February 1971. The objects are listed in chronological order of deployment.

The COSPAR ID of the mission is 1971-008.

Over 320 artificial objects have been identified.

nametypequantitystatuslocation
LUNAR SURFACE CONTACT LANDING PROBESAluminum rod3broken parts?next to LM foot pads
LM-8 DPS ANTARESLM descent stage1landed3.64°S 17.47°W
DEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder strut
JETTISON BAGBag1jettisonedkicked under LM Quad I
BSLSS BAGBag1jettisonedinside jettison bag
16MM SEQUENCE CAMERA BAGBag1jettisonedinside jettison bag
LMP OPS PALLETBracket1jettisonedinside jettison bag
CDR OPS PALLETBracket1jettisonedinside jettison bag
ARMRESTS (CDR LH + LMP BOTH)Bracket3jettisonedinside jettison bag
LEC BAGBag1discardedunder -Y strut
MESA RELEASE LANYARD LOOP PIP PINPin1discarded?still attached to MESA lanyard
MET BLANKET LOOPStrap1discarded?still attached to MET blanket door?
MET BLANKET DOORThermal blanket1discardedMESA
MET RELEASE LANYARD #1Strap1discardedMESA
MET RELEASE LANYARD #1 PIP PINPin1discardedattached to lanyard #1
MET RELEASE LANYARD #2Strap1discardedMESA
MET RELEASE LANYARD #2 PIP PINPin2discardedattached to lanyard #2
CONTINGENCY SAMPLER HANDLE LOCKING PINPin1discardedMESA?
CONTINGENCY SAMPLE COLLECTION BAG RINGRing1discardedMESA?
???MESA offloadMESA
MESA INSULATION BLANKETSThermal blankets?discarded? or still attached to MESA?MESA
WESTINGHOUSE LUNAR TV CAMERACamera1left on the surface, probably fell on the ground on LM ascent stage ignitionN of LM
LUNAR TV CAMERA WIDE ANGLE LENSLens1left on the surface, probably fell on the ground on LM ascent stage ignitionattached to TV camera
LUNAR TV CAMERA LENS CAPCap1left on the surface, probably fell on the ground on LM ascent stage ignitionattached to lens
LUNAR TV CAMERA TRIPODAluminum rod1left on the surface, probably fell on the ground on LM ascent stage ignitionattached to TV camera
LUNAR TV CAMERA 100 FT CABLE ASSEMBLYCable1left on the surfaceattached to TV camera
S-BAND COVER PIP PINSPin?discarded?NW of LM
S-BAND COVERAluminum plaque1discardedNW of LM
S-BAND TOP PLATEAluminum plaque1discardedNW of LM
S-BAND TOP FOAM PADFoam block1discarded, probably blew up, scatteredNW of LM
S-BAND LEGS TIE DOWN STRAPSStrap3discarded?still attached to antenna legs?
S-BAND THERMAL BLANKETThermal blanket1discardedNW of LM
CARRY BAR PULL PIN FASTENERPin1discardedNW of LM
CARRY BAR (SHIMMY BAR, DEPLOYMENT BAR)Aluminum rod1discardedNW of LM
RIB PROTECTORAluminum rod1discardedNW of LM
ANTENNA REFLECTOR RELEASE CABLECable1discarded?still attached to antenna?
TRIGGER GUARD PINPin1discardednext to S-band antenna
TRIGGER LANYARDStrap1discarded?still attached to antenna?
QUAD I INSULATION PANELThermal shield1used to shield the MET between the two EVAs, then discardedunder LM Quad I
???LRRR offloadLM Quad I
LRRR PALLETAluminum frame1left on the surfaceunder LM Quad I
S-BAND ANTENNA 30 FT CABLE ASSEMBLYCable1left on the surfaceconnected to S-band antenna
S-BAND ANTENNAMain communication antenna1left on the surfaceN of LM
???flag offloadMESA
FLAG THERMAL SHROUDThermal blanket1discardedunder MESA
FLAG THERMAL COVERWrapping1discardedunder MESA
FLAG LOWER POLEAluminum rod1stuck on the surface, still aloft after LM ascent stage ignitionNW of LM
FLAG UPPER SHAFTAluminum rod1attached to lower staffNW of LM
FLAG HORIZONTAL SHAFTAluminum rod1attached to upper staffNW of LM
UNITED STATES FLAGFlag1attached to horizontal shaftNW of LM
???MET offloadMESA
MET THERMAL BLANKETThermal blanket1discardedMESA
MET WHEELPIN LANYARD #3Strap1discardedMESA
MET WHEELPIN LANYARD #3 PIP PINPin2discardedattached to wheelpin lanyard
MET LEG/HANDLE LOOPStrap1discardedMESA
MET LEG/HANDLE LOOP PIP PINPin1discardedattached to handle loop?
MET LEG/HANDLE LOOP BRACKETBracket1discardedattached to handle loop?
MET TABLE LOOPStrap1discardedMESA
MET TABLE LOOP PIP PINPin2discardedattached to table loop
APOLLO 14 BACKUP CREW MISSION PATCHCommemorative item?discarded?MESA?
???ALSEP offloadLM Quad II
SEQ ALUMINIZED KAPTON SHEETThermal blanket1discardedLM Quad II
SEQ LOWER BAY DOOR THERMAL INSULATION PIECEThermal blanket1discardedLM Quad II
SEQ LOWER BAY DOOR VELCRO STRAPSStrap2discardedLM Quad II
SEQ LOWER BAY DOOR RELEASE CLAWSPin?discardedLM Quad II
PKG 1 BOOM CABLE RELEASE D-RINGRing1discardedLM Quad II
PKG 1 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSY PIP PINPin1discardedunder LM Quad II
PKG 1 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSYAluminum rod1discardedunder LM Quad II
PKG 2 BOOM CABLE RELEASE D-RINGD-ring1discardedLM Quad II
PKG 2 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSY PIP PINSPin6?discardedunder LM Quad II
PKG 2 BOOM ATTACHEMENT ASSYAluminum rod1discardedunder LM Quad II
PKG 2 TOOL STOWAGE BRACKETBracket1discarded? or brought back?LM Quad II
SUBPALLET BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring2discarded? or still fixed to subpallet?LM Quad II
HTC RELEASE PIP PINSPin5discardedLM Quad II
HTC DEPLOYMENT PIP PINSPin4discardedLM Quad II
DOME RETRIEVAL TOOLHandtool1discardedunder LM Quad II
FUEL CAPSULE DOMEGraphite half sphere1attached to DRTunder LM Quad II
FTT TOOLHandtool1discardedunder LM Quad II
MESA TV CAMERA BRACKETBracket1discardedunder MESA
ALSCC ISOLATOR LATCH PINPin1discarded?MESA
ALSCC SKIRT LANYARDSStrap2discarded?MESA?
???ALSEP deploymentALSEP site W of LM
RTG CABLE REEL BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring3?discarded?still fixed to RTG?
RTG CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to RTG
RTG (RADIOISOTOPIC THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
SHORTING SWITCH PULL PINPin1discardedALSEP site W of LM
SHORTING SWITCH ASSY COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site W of LM
SIDE/CCIG BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring6?discarded?still fixed to subpallet?
PKG 2 SUBPALLETAluminum frame1discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
SIDE/CCIG LEFT FRONT GUIDEAluminum plaque1discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
SIDE/CCIG LANYARDStrap1discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
SIDE/CCIG LEG RELEASE PULL PINPin1discarded?attached to SIDE/CCIG lanyard?
SIDE/CCIG DUST COVER SAFETY PINPin1discarded?attached to SIDE/CCIG lanyard?
SIDE/CCIG CABLE CRADLE PULL PINPin1discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
SIDE/CCIG CONNECTOR DUST COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATION CONNECTORS HOUSINGSDust cover?discarded?still fixed to Central Station?
T/G BOYD BOLTFastener w/ spring1discardedALSEP site W of LM
T/G RESTRAINING ARM ASSEMBLYAluminum rod1thrown away by LMP?ALSEP site W of LM
PSE LEVELLING STOOL PULL PINPin1discardedALSEP site W of LM
???PSE deploymentALSEP site W of LM
PSE STOOLAluminum frame1left on the surfaceunder PSE
PSE BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring4?discarded?still fixed to PSE?
PSE GIRDLE PIP PINPin1discardedALSEP site W of LM
PSE GIRDLEDust cover1discardedALSEP site W of LM
PSE CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to PSE
PSE (PASSIVE SISMIC EXPERIMENT)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
???M/P deploymentALSEP site W of LM
M/P BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring?discardedALSEP site W of LM
M/P CARRY SOCKET PIP PINPin1discardedALSEP site W of LM
M/P CARRY SOCKETDust cover1discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
M/P POWER CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to M/P
M/P DATA CABLECable1left on the surfaceconnected to M/P
M/P (MORTAR PACKAGE)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
???CPLEE deploymentALSEP site W of LM
CPLEE BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring3discardedALSEP site W of LM
CPLEE CARRY SOCKET PIP PINPin1discardedALSEP site W of LM
CPLEE CARRY SOCKETDust cover1discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
CPLEE CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to CPLEE
CPLEE (CHARGED PARTICULES LUNAR ENVIRONMENT EXPERIMENT)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
???C/S deploymentALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATION BOYD BOLTS (SUNSHIELD, BACK, PERIMETER & CENTER)Fastener w/ spring16?discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATION ANTENNA CABLE RESTRAINTStrap1discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATION SUNSHIELD CURTAIN COVERSDust cover?discardedALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATION ANTENNA GIMBAL HOUSING BOYD BOLTSFastener w/ spring?discarded?ALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATION ANTENNA GIMBAL HOUSING COVERDust cover?discardedALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATION ANTENNA GIMBAL HOUSINGDust cover?discardedALSEP site W of LM
CENTRAL STATIONScientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
???SIDE/CCIG deploymentALSEP site W of LM
CCIG BOYD BOLTFastener w/ spring1discardedALSEP site W of LM
SIDE GROUND SCREENAluminum grid1left on the surfaceunder SIDE
SIDE DUST COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site W of LM
SIDE CABLE AND REELCable1left on the surfaceconnected to SIDE
SIDE (SUPRATHERMAL ION DETECTOR EXPERIMENT)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
CCIG DUST COVER RELEASE PINPin1discardedALSEP site W of LM
CCIG CABLECable1left on the surfaceconnected to CCIG
CCIG (COLD CARTRIDGE ION GAGE)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceconnected to SIDE
???ASE deploymentALSEP site W of LM
T/G 300 FT LINECable1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
T/G GEOPHONE #1Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
T/G GEOPHONE #2Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
T/G GEOPHONE #3Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
???LRRR deploymentALSEP site W of LM
LRRR DEPLOYMENT HANDLE RELEASE PINPin1discardedALSEP site W of LM
LRRR PROTECTIVE COVER PULL RINGRing1discardedALSEP site W of LM
LRRR PROTECTIVE COVERDust cover1discardedALSEP site W of LM
LRRRScientific instrument1left on the surfaceALSEP site W of LM
UHT (UNIVERSAL HAND TOOL)Handtool1discardedALSEP site W of LM
T/G THUMPER ASSEMBLYScientific instrument1discardedALSEP site W of LM
M/P SAFETY RODSAluminum rod?discardedALSEP site W of LM
T/G ASP (APOLLO SIMPLE PENETROMETER)Scientific instrument1discarded by LMPbetween ALSEP site and LM
T/G ANCHOR FLAGStake w/ flag1discarded by LMPbetween ALSEP site and LM
SRC PACKING MATERIAL (YORK MESH)Wrapping?left on MESA?MESA
SRC BETA CLOTH SKIRTDust cover1discarded?MESA
SRC TEFLON SPACERSeal1discarded?MESA
UHT (UNIVERSAL HAND TOOL)Handtool1discardednext to ladder pad?
MET HANDLE MAP VELCRO STRAPSStrap1?probably fell on the surfacebetween ALSEP site and LM
DEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder strut
JETTISON BAG (DISPOSAL CONTAINER)Bag1jettisonedunder LM Quad I?
PLSS BATTERIESBattery2jettisonedinside jettison bag
PLSS LIOH CANISTERSAluminum can2jettisonedinside jettison bag
PLSS LIOH CARTRIDGESAluminum can2jettisonedinside LIOH canisters
HAMMOCKSCloth sheet2jettisonedinside jettison bag
SLEEP RESTRAINSStrap2jettisonedinside jettison bag
TOWELS (HAMMOCK POUCHES)Cloth?jettisonedinside jettison bag?
PLSS FEEDWATER COLLECTION BAGSBag2jettisonedinside jettison bag
SPRING SCALEHandtool1jettisonedinside jettison bag
ECS LIOH CARTRIDGE BRACKETBracket1jettisonedinside jettison bag
ECS LIOH CANISTERAluminum can1jettisonedinside jettison bag
ECS LIOH CARTRIDGEAluminum can1jettisonedinside ECS LIOH canister
DRINK BAGSWrapping2jettisonedinside jettison bag
FOOD WRAPPINGWrapping?jettisonedinside jettison bag
UCTA (URINE COLLECTION AND TRANSFERT ASSEMBLIES)Bag?jettisonedinside jettison bag
DEFECATION COLLECTION DEVICESBag?jettisonedinside jettison bag
???LPM offloadLM Quad II
LPM METER CAGINGDust cover1discardedLM Quad II
LPM PALLETAluminum frame1discardedLM Quad II
CORE TUBE #2 PIP PINPin1discardedstation A
CORE TUBE #3 BITCap1discardedstation A
???discarded?station C-Prime
LPM SENSOR PACKAGE (LUNAR PORTABLE MAGNETOMETER)Scientific instrument1discardedstation C-Prime
LPM TRIPODAluminum rod1discardedattached to LPM
LPM 50 FT CABLE AND REELCable1discardedattached to LPM
LPM METER (ELECTRONICS BOX)Scientific instrument1discardedattached to LPM cable
SAMPLE BAG #8NEmpty sample bag1probably lost when retrieving sample bag #7-N or #9-Nstation C-Prime
SAMPLE BAG #11NEmpty sample bag1probably lost when retrieving sample bag #10-N or #12-Nstation C-Prime
SAMPLE BAG #16NEmpty sample bag1probably lost when retrieving sample bag #15-N or #16-Nstation E
CORE TUBE #1 W/TAB PIP PINPin1discardedstation G
CORE TUBE #2 W/TAB PIP PINPin1discardedstation G
CORE TUBE #3 W/TAB BITCap1discardedstation G
CORE TUBE #1 PIP PINPin1discardedstation G
SAMPLE BAG #22NEmpty sample bag1fell on the surface, discarded by CDRstation G
SAMPLE BAG #24NEmpty sample bag1probably lost when retrieving sample bag #23-N or #25-Nstation G
SESC TEFLON SEAL PROTECTORSeal1discardedstation G
SESC (SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLE CONTAINER)Empty sample container1discarded, seal came apart when opening the canstation G
SESC TEFLON SEAL PROTECTORSeal1discardedstation G
SESC HANDLEAluminum rod1discarded?station G
GOLF BALLGolf ball1swung by CDRNW of LM, in a crater
GOLF BALLGolf ball1swung by CDRvicinity of ALSEP?
CONTINGENCY SAMPLER HANDLEAluminum rod1used as the golf club, discardedNW of LM
ALSCC SKIRT LANYARDSStrap2discardedattached to ALSCC dust cover
ALSCC CASSETTE COVERDust cover1discardedattached to ALSCC
ALSCC (APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE CLOSE-UP CAMERA)Camera1discardedNW of LM
CORE TUBE #2 W/TABEmpty sample container1discardedMESA
CORE TUBE #3 W/TABEmpty sample container1discardedMESA
MSSC (MAGNETIC SHIELD SAMPLE CONTAINER)Empty sample container1left on MESA?MESA
SRC PACKING MATERIAL (YORK MESH)Wrapping1?discardedMESA
SRC BETA CLOTH SKIRTDust cover1discarded?MESA
SRC TEFLON SPACERSeal1discarded?MESA
WEIGH BAGSEmpty sample bag?discardedMESA
SWC POLEAluminum rod1used as a javelin by LMPNW of LM, next to the first golf ball
LEC (LUNAR EQUIPMENT CONVEYOR)Strap1jettisonednext to ladder pad
PLSS CONDENSATE CONTAINERAluminum can1jettisonednext to ladder pad
MET (MODULAR EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTER)Tool carrier1left on the surfacenext to MESA
HTC (HAND TOOL CARRIER)Wheeled tool carrier1fixed on top of METMET
16MM SEQUENCE CAMERA (LDAC)Camera1left on METMET
16MM SEQUENCE CAMERA BRACKETBracket1left on METMET
16MM SEQUENCE CAMERA HANDLECamera handle1left on METfixed on 16mm camera
16MM SEQUENCE CAMERA BATTERYBattery1left on METfixed on 16mm camera
16MM SEQUENCE CAMERA LENSLens1left on METfixed on 16mm camera
16MM SEQUENCE CAMERA LENS CAPCap1left on METfixed on 16mm camera
16MM FILM MAGAZINE (LABELED HH)Film cassette1forgotten on the surfacefixed on 16mm camera
LMP HEDC (HASSELBLAD ELECTRIC DATA CAMERA)Camera1left on METMET
HEDC BRACKETBracket1left on METfixed on HEDC camera
HEDC HANDLE WITH TRIGGERCamera handle1left on METfixed on HEDC camera
HEDC 60MM LENSLens1left on METfixed on HEDC camera
EXTENSION HANDLEGeology tool1left on MESA?MESA
TONGSGeology tool2left on MESA?MESA
CORE TUBE CAPS ASSEMBLIESAluminum plaque2left on MESA?MESA
CORE TUBE CAPSCap?left on MESA?attached to caps assemblies
GNOMONGeology tool1left on MESA?MESA
HAMMERGeology tool1left on MESA?MESA
SCOOP (SMALL SCOOP)Geology tool1left on MESA?MESA
TRENCH TOOL (LARGE SCOOP)Geology tool1left on MESA?MESA
35-SAMPLE BAG DISPENSERAluminum plaque1left on MESA?MESA
BAG DISPENSER HOLD DOWNAluminum plaque1left on MESA?fixed on bag dispenser
SAMPLE BAGSEmpty sample bag?left on MESA?fixed on bag dispenser
DUSTBRUSH (MESA BRUSH?)Handtool1left on MESA?MESA
BRUSH SCRIBER WITH LENSHandtool1left on MESA?MESA
BSLSS (BUDDY SECONDARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)Hose1left on MESA?MESA
WEIGH BAGSBags?left on MESA?MESA
POLARIZING FILTERCamera filter1left on MESA?MESA
EXTRA T/G ANCHOR FLAGStake w/ flag1discarded?MESA?
BACKUP LUNAR TV CAMERACamera1left on MESA?MESA
LUNAR TV CAMERA WIDE ANGLE LENSLens1left on MESA?fixed on backup lunar TV camera
LUNAR TV CAMERA LENS CAPCap1left on MESA?fixed on backup lunar TV camera
APOLLO 14 BACKUP CREW MISSION PATCHCommemorative item?discarded?next to LM? ALSEP?
DEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder strut
DISPOSAL CONTAINERBag1jettisonednext to LM ladder strut
CDR LUNAR OVERSHOESBoots2jettisonedinside disposal container
LMP LUNAR OVERSHOESBoots2jettisonedinside disposal container
CDR RCU (REMOTE CONTROL UNIT)Chest pack1jettisonedinside disposal container
RCU (REMOTE CONTROL UNIT)Chest pack1jettisonedinside disposal container
ARMREST (CDR RH)Bracket1jettisonedinside disposal container
YO YOStrap2?jettisonedinside disposal container
CDR PLSS (PORTABLE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)Back pack1jettisonednext to LM ladder strut
LMP PLSS (PORTABLE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)Back pack1jettisonednext to LM ladder strut
DEBRIS?Kapton, Mylar and Inconel debris??blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site
MESA BLANKETSThermal blanket?blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site
PORCH PLATEAluminum platform1blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site
RCS DEFLECTOR PLATES AND STRUTSAluminum rod4blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site