Found: (By A Reader) Footage Of An Astronaut Strapping On A Rolex GMT Master Reference 1675 On Apollo 14 Launch Day In 1971
Reader “Refractor Phil” commented, “This January 1971 Apollo 14 video shows space explorer Lunar Module pilot Edgar Mitchell putting on additional watches under his spacesuit during suit up systems for the third Lunar mission to arrive on the Moon. It would seem that a Rolex on each arm pulled under the fireproof long clothing sleeves . . . “
The Apollo 14 team – Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell – might have had butterflies in their stomachs after the near calamity of the former cut short Apollo 13 mission, yet they look all business in the video and the nine-day mission went off easily, broadly remembering a recess for the lunar surface, where Alan Shepard a few golf balls around. We’ve seen stills of Mitchell’s GMT Master previously yet never stumble into this recording, which is only an incredible piece of living history. Mitchell died at 85 years old simply last February – the last enduring individual from the Apollo 14 group – and we can’t resist the urge to consider what may have happened to his Rolex. Hit us up in the comments on the off chance that you have any ideas!