Apollo 12 Crew Training to Use Tools on the Moon

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Title

Apollo 12 Crew Training to Use Tools on the Moon

Alternative Title

Apollo 12 Crew Training

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 12 (Spacecraft)
Astronauts--United States
Conrad, Pete, 1930-1999
Conrad, Charles, 1930-1999
Bean, Alan, 1932-

Description

Mission Commander Pete Conrad (1930-1999) and Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean (1932-) training to use tools during their Moon landing at the Flight Crew Training Facility of John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. Apollo 12 was the second mission which landed men on the moon and the first to bring a color television camera to the lunar surface, but transmission was lost after Bean accidently destroyed the camera by pointing it at the Sun. The mission crew was composed of Conrad, Bean, and Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon, Jr. (1929-). The spacecraft was launched November 14, 1969. The mission gathered samples, deployed equipment to perform experiments, and retrieved parts of the Surveyor 3 lander probe, which had been on the Moon's surface since April 20, 1967. The significance of the recovery of Surveyor III parts allowed scientist to examine the long term effects of the lunar environment on spacecraft.

Source

Original black and white photographic prints, September 30, 1969: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1969-09-30

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic prints, September 30, 1969.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

223 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 12 (AS-507)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed July 8 , 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo12.cfm.

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Original Format

2 black and white photographic prints

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