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Group 5 (1966)
Stuart A. Roosa was the Command Module Pilot on the fourth manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 14 in 1971. The mission was targeted for the landing site of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, the hilly uplands known as Fra Mauro. Whist his two colleagues Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr., and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar D. Mitchell explored the lunar surface Roosa remained in lunar orbit conducting observations and photography. He was the fourth of only seven men who have flown solo in lunar orbit. Apollo 14 was his only spaceflight though he supported several another missions from his selection to the astronaut programme in 1966 to his departure a decade later to enter private business.
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