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Soil Mechanics

NSSDCA ID: 1971-008C-02

Mission Name: Apollo 14 Lunar Module /ALSEP
Principal Investigator:Prof. James K. Mitchell


The objective of this experiment was to obtain data on the composition, texture, mechanical properties, and variation of lunar soils. These data were used to formulate, verify, or modify theories of lunar history and processes. Of particular importance were the characteristics of particle size, shape, distribution, density, strength, and compressibility. Data were obtained through photography, observation by the astronauts, and examination of returned samples.

Alternate Names

  • Apollo14ALSEP/SoilMechanics
  • S200


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. D. CarrierOther InvestigatorNASA Johnson Space Center
Mr. Nicholas C. CostesOther InvestigatorNASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. Leilie G. BromwellOther InvestigatorMassachusetts Institute of
Prof. James K. MitchellPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, Berkeley
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