Quick Answer: Are There 2 Golf Balls On The Moon?

Has anyone ever hit a golf ball on the moon?

Apollo 14 commander Alan B.

Shepard hit two golf balls on the surface of the Moon on Feb.

6, 1971..

Why are golf balls on the moon?

In the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard decided to have some fun. He modified an 8-iron club head and attached it to the end of a device used to collect samples of moon dust. He then played around, smacking a few balls which were then left on the moon once they went back home.

Where are the two golf balls astronaut Alan Shepard hit on the moon?

This is a replica of the makeshift golf club that NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. used to hit two golf balls on the Moon during Apollo 14 in February 1971. Shepard carried the modified Wilson six-iron in his spacesuit pocket, afixing the club head to the handle of a contingency sample return device.

Do all golf balls have the same number of dimples?

The dimples are usually the same size as one another, but some golf balls have several different sizes of dimple on the same ball. Any number between 300 and 500 dimples is reasonable, and 336 is a common number. Not just any number will do.

Is the golf ball still on the moon?

On Earth, a golf ball doesn’t remain in the air for long as the planet’s gravity quickly pulls it back down. On the moon, a golf ball will travel much farther because the comparatively weak surface gravity will accelerate it back to the surface more slowly.

What is the farthest someone has hit a golf ball?

Some shots in competitions surpass 400 yards (366 m). The world record recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest drive in a competition is 516 yards (472 m) by 64-year-old Mike Austin in 1974 at the US Senior National Open Qualifier with a 43.5″ steel shafted persimmon wood driver.