The final geologic training for the Apollo 14 crew was held at the SPE Branch’s new Black Canyon Crater Field in Verde Valley, Arizona on 16 November 1970; (a) Al Shepard (l) and Ed Mitchell pulling the Modular Equipment Transport (MET) (referred to as the “Golf Cart” by the crew) on a blocky surface in the Black Canyon Crater Field. The MET idea was conceived by Al Shepard for their use (to carry all of the tools, cameras, sample bags, rocks, and Al’s “Golf club”) for the trek up to Cone Crater during their upcoming Apollo 14 mission. Photo: NASA/USGS.

The final geologic training for the Apollo 14 crew was held at the SPE Branch’s new Black Canyon Crater Field in Verde Valley, Arizona on 16 November 1970; (a) Al Shepard (l) and Ed Mitchell pulling the Modular Equipment Transport (MET) (referred to as the “Golf Cart” by the crew) on a blocky surface in the Black Canyon Crater Field. The MET idea was conceived by Al Shepard for their use (to carry all of the tools, cameras, sample bags, rocks, and Al’s “Golf club”) for the trek up to Cone Crater during their upcoming Apollo 14 mission. Photo: NASA/USGS.