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5.1.4 Anyone for golf?

Discoveries and experiments on the Moon weren’t all serious. On the Apollo 14 mission, as you see here, Alan Shepard demonstrated how far a golf ball can travel on the Moon.

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MITCHELL
..never been used. Is that correct?
HAISE
Stand by.

[BEEPING]

SHEPHARD
Houston, while you're looking that up, you might recognize what I have in my hand as the handle for the contingency sample return; it just so happens to have a genuine six iron on the bottom of it. In my left hand, I have a little white pellet that's familiar to millions of Americans. I'll drop it down. Unfortunately, the suit is so stiff, I can't do this with two hands, but I'm going to try a little sand-trap shot here.

[STATIC]

MITCHELL
You got more dirt than ball that time.
SHEPHARD
Got more dirt than ball. Here we go again.

[BEEPING]

HAISE
That looked like a slice to me, Al.

[BEEPING]

SHEPHARD
Here we go. Straight as a die; one more.

[STATIC]

SHEPHARD
Miles and miles and miles.

[STATIC]

HAISE
Very good, Al.
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