Posted On 11.19.18, In Just Fun Stuff
, by Dave MacIntosh
On this day in 1969 the second manned mission to the moon, Apollo12, landed in the “Ocean of Storms.” (Oceanus Procellarum)
This precision landing, commanded and executed by Charles (Pete) Conrad Jr, landed within walking distance of the Surveyor III spacecraft.
Along with Conrad, his crew, Richard F Gordon (Command module pilot) and Alan L Bean (Lunar module pilot) primary missions objectives were to:
inspection, survey and sampling in lunar mare area
• Deploy an
Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP).
techniques for a point landing capability
capability to work in the lunar environment
photographs of candidate exploration sites
Secondary objective was to the retrieve portions of the
Surveyor III spacecraft.
Apollo 12 and its crew returned to earth on November 24, 1969.
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