Category: apollo 12

1989 self-portrait by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, recalling his experience “almost flying” as he walked on the Moon, November 19-20, 1969.

November 20, 1969 — Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean holds a special environmental sample container filled with lunar soil. A Hasselblad camera is mounted on the chest of his spacesuit. Pete Conrad, who took this image, can be seen in Bean’s helmet visor. (NASA)

November 20, 1969 – Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad heads out for another day of work on the Moon.

November 20, 1969 – The Apollo 12 lunar module ascends from the surface of the Moon to rendezvous with the command module.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 12 astronauts Alan Bean and Pete Conrad on the Moon, November 20, 1969. Conrad, taking the photo, is reflected in Bean’s visor.

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November 19, 1969 – Orbiting the Moon, the Apollo 12 lunar module Intrepid seen from the command module prior to landing on the lunar surface.

November 19, 1969 – Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean climbs down from the lunar lander to the surface of the Moon. Photo by Pete Conrad.

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The Apollo 12 lunar module “Intrepid” prior to descending to the surface of the Moon, November 19, 1969. (NASA/ASU)

November 19, 1969 – Here we have Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad taking a picture of Alan Bean taking a picture of the lunar module’s footpad.

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Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad on the Moon, November 19, 1969. (NASA)