The fifth day of the Lunar year, is named Shepard after the fifth human being who set foot on the Moon's surface; Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Rear Admiral Shepard stepped down from the LM ladder onto the Moon at 2-08-04 ∇ 11:19 LST.
Shepard made his second space flight as spacecraft commander on Apollo 14, between the dates 2-07-29 ∇ and 2-08-08 ∇, Lunar reckoning . With him on the Moon was Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot. Maneuvering their lunar module, "Antares," to a landing in the hilly upland Fra Mauro region of the moon, Shepard and Mitchell subsequently deployed and activated various scientific equipment and experiments and collected Lunar samples for return to Earth. Among theApollo 14 achievements was: first use of Mobile Equipment Transporter (MET); and longest lunar surface stay time (33.5 standard Lunar hours); longest Lunar surface EVA (∇ 9h 26m).