Apollo 12 (Spacecraft)

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Apollo 12 was the sixth manned mission in the Apollo program and the second to land on the moon. Its crew included Pete Conrad, commander; Richard Gordon, command module pilot; and Alan Bean, lunar module pilot. To improve the quality of television pictures from the Moon, a color camera was carried on Apollo 12 (unlike the monochrome camera that was used on Apollo 11). Unfortunately, when Bean carried the camera to the place near the lunar module where it was to be set up, he inadvertently pointed it directly into the Sun, destroying the vidicon tube. Television coverage of this mission was thus terminated almost immediately. Conrad and Bean removed pieces of the Surveyor 3, to be taken back to Earth for analysis, and took two Moon-walks lasting just under four hours each. They collected rocks and set up equipment that took measurements of the Moon''s seismicity, solar wind flux and magnetic field, and relayed the measurements to Earth. (By accident Bean left several rolls of exposed film on the lunar surface.) Meanwhile Gordon, on board the Yankee Clipper in lunar orbit, took multispectral photographs of the surface. The ship is now open to the public as a museum in Alameda, California. The command module is displayed at the Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, Virginia.
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referencedIn Classified Subject Files, 1969 - 1971 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Apollo 12 Reports, 1970 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Apollo 12 - AS12-46-6715 through AS12-57-8455b United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Manila, Philippines: "Apollo 12 Postcard," FY [Fiscal Year] 70 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Freeman, John Wright, Jr., 1935-. Papers, 1965-1979. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Research and Development Project Specification and Drawings Files, ca. 1966 - ca. 1975 National Archives at Atlanta
referencedIn AE 7: Apollo 12 Astronauts Visit to Vienna, 1970 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Mission Files Relating to the Apollo Missions, 1/1/1968 - 12/31/1971 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn IN Number 70-FM-28: Post flight Evaluation of the Apollo 12 Spacecraft United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn Santiago, Chile: "Apollo 12," FY [Fiscal Year] 70 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Apollo 12 Photographic and Scientific Debriefing- Operational Photography Lunar- Surface Photography- General Observations United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn Apollo 12 World Tour Bullseye United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SEED-R 57(a): Investigation of PSE Anomalies- Apollo 12 Mission United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn USIS [United States Information Service] Santiago: "Apollo-12 Press Kits," Spanish, FY [Fiscal Year] 70 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Moon Report From Apollo 12 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records Concerning International Public Affairs Activities for the Apollo Program, 1/1963 - 12/1973 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators: Apollo-12 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Apollo 12 World Tour Bullseye Itinerary United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SP 10 - Apollo 12 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn IN Number 69-FM-315: Apollo 12 (Mission H-1) Crew Charts United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn Apollo 12 World Tour Bullseye Circular Cables and Summaries United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn USIS [United States Information Service] Buenos Aires: "Next Step - Apollo 12," (Leaflet), Spanish, FY [Fiscal Year] 70 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn APOLLO 12 COVERAGE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Country Files for Denmark, 1955 - 1971 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographic Negatives taken at the US Pavilion at Expo '70, 1970 - 1970 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn IN Number 69-FM-314: Predicted Launch Abort Landing Point Data Computed for Apollo 12 United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn SP 10 Apollo 12 Guidelines United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn IN Number 69-FM-242: Spacecraft Operational Trajectory for Apollo 12 (Mission H-1) - Volume II- Operational Mission Profile Trajectory Parameters, Launched November 14,1969 United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn Mission Analysis Files, ca. 1969 - ca. 1972 National Archives at Riverside
referencedIn INF 7 - 6 Apollo 12 Reaction United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Apollo 12 World Tour Bullseye Miscellaneous Information, Photographs, etc. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn IN Number 69-Fm-319: Apollo 12 Navigation Procedures United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn Downlink Television Kinescopes for Apollo Flight Operations, 1/1/1969 - 12/31/1972 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Fryxell, Roald, 1934-1974. Papers, 1950-1978. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Apollo 12 General United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Activities and Personnel of the Department of Energy and Predecessor Agencies, 1955 - 1979 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn IN Number 69-FM-297: Out-The Window Visibility During Lunar Descent of Apollo 12(Mission H-1) United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn 111-76-H558-RO-OO: Estimate of Apollo 12 Low Altitude LR Slant Range Error Due to Doppler Compensation United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
referencedIn Voice Recordings Relating to Apollo Missions, 11/9/1967 - 1/10/1973 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographic Prints Taken at the US Pavilion at Expo '70, 1/1970 - 9/1970 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn INF 7 - 6 Apollo 12 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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referencedIn Spaceport News, November 13, 2009 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Extravehicular Activity Reference Files on Apollo Life Support, 1968 - 1974 United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region
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memberOf Bean, Alan, 1932-2018 person
memberOf Conrad, Pete, 1930-1999 person
associatedWith Freeman, John Wright, Jr., 1935- person
associatedWith Fryxell, Roald, 1934-1974. person
memberOf Gordon, Richard person
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Active 1969-11-14

Active 1969-11-24

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