Posts: 1027 From: New Jersey, USA Registered: Mar 2010
posted 04-30-2012 04:11 PM
In the back of your mind did you every worry about the fact that everything that was being used was built by the lowest bidder?
Posts: 117 From: Vilano Beach, FL, USA Registered: Aug 2002
posted 04-30-2012 04:47 PM
Which card am I holding up? Circle, square, wavy lines, cross or a star?
All kidding aside, just how frustrating was it to learn after the mission how close you and Alan Shepard had come to Cone Crater?
Posts: 722 From: Ontario, Canada Registered: Oct 2010
posted 04-30-2012 05:25 PM
How did your visor-down view of the lunar surface differ from your visor-up view?
Could you see the Lunar Module from the top of Cone Crater?
What does re-entry sound like?
Posts: 133 From: Streamwood, IL USA Registered: Feb 2012
posted 04-30-2012 06:19 PM
Had Apollo 13 successfully landed at Fra Mauro, and you could have chosen Apollo 14's landing site yourself, where on the moon woulkd you have liked to set down? (Assuming Alan Shepard would go along with your choice!)
Posts: 1244 From: New York Registered: Nov 2000
posted 04-30-2012 06:33 PM
During the initial powered descent to the Fra Mauro highlands, Antares landing radar was not operating.
If you were unable to get it working again, would you and Al have proceeded to the surface?
Posts: 567 From: Michigan Registered: Jul 2006
posted 04-30-2012 06:33 PM
Playing Monday Morning Quarterback, do you wish you would have stayed at NASA to fly on the shuttle during its debut years?
posted 04-30-2012 08:33 PM
If you had been offered a twelve month deployment as part of a crew of five astronauts at an austere lunar outpost back in the day would you have volunteered?
Posts: 188 From: Round Lake, IL, US Registered: Jan 2009
posted 04-30-2012 09:08 PM
What was your relationship with Alan Shepard post-flight?
Nigel Mc Member
Posts: 92 From: Sheffield, UK Registered: Jan 2011
posted 05-01-2012 04:25 AM
How do you believe we can inspire a new generation to continue studies in sciences?
What is you favourite book, film or song?
Posts: 65 From: Galloway Township, NJ USA Registered: Aug 2009
posted 05-01-2012 06:29 AM
After your moonwalk did you notice if space has a smell? I believe the moonrocks brought back smell like sulfur, was just wondering if the void of space had a distinct smell.
Posts: 15 From: Czech Republic Registered: Feb 2012
posted 05-01-2012 08:59 AM
Mr. Mitchell would you be so kind and answer me, how did you feel on the surface of the Moon. You and Mr. Shepard were the only two inhabitants on the Moon, what was your feelings? Thanks.
Posts: 57 From: Albuquerque, NM USA Registered: Jul 2003
posted 05-01-2012 09:52 AM
Dr. Mitchell, what destination would you like to see for America's space program: Mars, asteroids or a lunar base and do you see a national program, international cooperation or commercial enterprise as the best way to get there? Thanks
Posts: 36 From: Montclair, NJ, USA Registered: Apr 2010
posted 05-01-2012 10:06 AM
Dr. Mitchell, what events or series of events do you think led you to be chosen as Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 14? Did you have a good working relationship with Al Shepard before your selection? Or was it suggested to Al from Deke Slayton?
Posts: 416 From: Staten Island, New York USA Registered: Nov 2007
posted 05-01-2012 03:24 PM
I would like to ask your recollections on training and flying with Col. Roosa, and if you have read his recent biography, 'Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot'.
Posts: 132 From: Peoria, AZ United States Registered: Aug 2011
posted 05-01-2012 09:37 PM
Did you or your crew mates have any trepidation of the flight due to the close call Apollo 13 experienced? Also did NASA communicate directly with the crew of 14 as to any spacecraft reliability issues stemming from 13?
uk spacefan Member
Posts: 94 From: London Registered: Jan 2007
posted 05-02-2012 08:19 AM
I would like to know what are your favourite memories of the Apollo 14 flight?
Rob Joyner Member
Posts: 1283 From: GA, USA Registered: Jan 2004
posted 05-03-2012 12:02 AM
Who were your childhood heroes?
Posts: 38 From: FRANCE Registered: Jul 2007
posted 05-03-2012 06:51 AM
Where were you and what were you doing when you learned that you had been selected to walk on the moon (in other words, chosen for the Apollo 14 mission)?
Posts: 766 From: South East, UK Registered: Apr 2008
posted 05-03-2012 07:06 AM
With the exception of the training and the flight of Apollo 14, what are your best memories of working at NASA?
Hart Sastrowardoyo Member
Posts: 1998 From: Toms River, NJ,USA Registered: Aug 2000
posted 05-03-2012 01:37 PM
If you were commander of Apollo 14 instead of Shepard, and thus had stepped on the moon ahead of him, what would have your first words have been? Armstrong has the "one giant leap," Conrad the "Whoopee!" Mitchell would have said....
Posts: 20 From: Oberhausen, Germany Registered: Jan 2012
posted 05-03-2012 02:30 PM
What would have happened, if any of the missions would have stranded on the moon? Did you thought about it yourself and was NASA prepared for that worst failure?
Posts: 220 From: Northampton UK Registered: Nov 2009
posted 05-03-2012 02:41 PM
What was your opinion of Apollo 10's back up commander Gordon Cooper's work on that project and if it was harsh on him that Alan Shepard replaced him in the rota.
Posts: 3090 From: San Diego Registered: Feb 2002
posted 05-03-2012 03:45 PM
Donn Eisele, who you worked with on the Apollo 10 backup crew, is one of the least-known astronauts outside of NASA. What stories can you tell about Donn and working with him?
Posts: 16 From: Calgary Alberta Canada Registered: Apr 2012
posted 05-04-2012 12:32 AM
Dr. Mitchell, can you share any funny stories about one of your colleagues with us? I've heard there were a number of pranksters in the astronaut office. Thanks!
- Julia Paulson
Posts: 132 From: Registered: Sep 2009
posted 07-14-2012 12:47 PM
Thank you to everyone who asked questions! The latest Astro Chat video has been posted!
We'll be doing our next interview with Fred Haise on Aug. 1 so start thinking about your questions...