Shefford Donated the Museum of the Iron Club Golf Association Used on the Moon Alan Shefford was the first American to travel in space, he did so in 1961
Dainik Bhaskar Apr 09, 2020, 08:22 AM IST New Delhi. Golf is the only game that has been played on the moon. American Astronaut and amateur golfer Alan Shefford was the only person to play it on the surface of the moon. He hit a golf ball on the lunar surface on 6 February 1971. He was involved in the Apollo-14 mission. He modified the head of the 6-iron club (the head of the golf stick that holds the shot) and attached it to a device collecting soil samples from the lunar surface. When he made the first shot, the ball fell in the pass. But the second ball fell 182 meters up into the air.
The pair of astronauts who went to the moon under the mission Apollo-14 also set the record for the most walks. The pair spent more than 9 hours searching on the lunar surface, more than any previous mission. Shefford has donated the Museum of the Iron Club Golf Association used on the moon.
The Apollo-14 was officially the first scientific mission to the moon, Apollo-14 was officially the first scientific mission to the moon and in many ways it was also successful. Despite all the technical difficulties of landing on the moon's surface and returning to Earth, the focus of NASA scientists was on gathering data related to the origin of the moon. Shepherd and his fellow astronaut Eger Mitschel had also brought from the moon a sample of about 4,500 million years old Christelline rock, which was completely white in color.