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  Apollo 12 Lunar Samples Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Apollo 12 returned 34 kilograms of samples, including 45 rocks, samples of lunar "soil," and several core tubes that included material from as much as 40 centimeters below the lunar surface.
At the Apollo 12 landing site, several different varieties of basalt were identified from the presence of other minerals such as olivine or ilmenite.
The Apollo 12 basalts formed from material that melted at depths of at least 150 to 250 kilometers below the surface and then ascended to the surface prior to solidifying.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo12/A12_sampact.html   (518 words)

 Apollo 12
Apollo 12 flew smoothly into a normal earth orbit, and after the inertial guidance system was realigned and all systems checked out, Houston gave the signal to fire the S-IVB stage for translunar insertion.
Apollo 12 film from the onboard cameras would be delivered in two batches to the Lunar Receiving Laboratory for decontamination within 24 to 36 hours after recovery, MSC reported.
Payload: Apollo CSM 108 / Apollo LM 6 / ALSEP / S-IVB-507.
www.astronautix.com /flights/apollo12.htm   (7404 words)

 Apollo 12 NASA Mission Reports
Apollo 12, The NASA Mission Reports comes with a bonus Windows CDROM featuring an exclusive 30th anniversary interview with Command Module Pilot Captain Richard "Dick" Gordon, the movie "Pinpoint For Science," the full EVA television record, the in flight press conference, over 2100 still photographs and five Quicktime panoramas of the Ocean Of Storms.
The flight of Apollo 12, which began almost catastrophically when the huge Saturn V was struck by lightning just moments after lift off, went on to yield an enormous amount of valuable data collected during over seven and a half hours on the lunar surface.
In Apollo 12, The NASA Mission Reports some of the rare official documentation of the voyage of Apollo 12 is collected and made commercially available for the first time.
www.countdowncreations.com /misrepa12.htm   (314 words)

 Apollo 12 Summary
Apollo 12 marked the first lunar deployment of an electric generator powered by the decay of a tiny plutonium source.
Here and there, there are fresher impacts and, at Apollo 12, there are none so fresh as Sharp Crater, a hole about 3 meters deep and 12 meters across which was dug out just a few million years ago by the impact of something about the size of a basketball.
But, all in all, Apollo 12 was a lot of fun and a lot of it would have been well worth watching.
www.solarviews.com /eng/apo12.htm   (7570 words)

The Apollo 12 Spacecraft 6 and Lunar Module 108 is being prepared for mating with the Saturn 507 stack in High Bay 3 at Kennedy Space Centre.
Lift-off of Apollo 12 as viewed from the launch tower with the camera closer than any human could be makes this photo a true work of art.
The Apollo 12 Lunar Module, in a lunar landing configuration, is photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Modules.
www.apollomissionphotos.com /index12.html   (618 words)

 Apollo 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Apollo 12 was the sixth manned mission in the Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon.
Although Apollo 11 had made an almost embarrassingly imprecise Landing well outside the designated target area, Apollo 12 succeeded, on November 19, in making a pin-point Landing in the Ocean of Storms, within walking distance of the Surveyor 3 probe, which had landed there in April 1967.
The Apollo 12 mission had landed on an area of the Ocean of Storms that had been visited earier by several unmanned missions (Luna 5, Surveyor 3, Ranger 7).
apollo-12.iqnaut.net   (711 words)

 Spaceflight :Project Apollo
Apollos 9 and 10 were launched in early 1969 to test equipment and practice procedures for the lunar mission.
Apollo 10 astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan flew a “dress rehearsal” of the first lunar landing mission, with Stafford and Cernan descending to within 50,000 feet (14,240 meters) of the Moon's surface.
Apollo 12 conducted the second human Moon landing in November 1969, as astronauts Charles “Pete” Conrad and Alan Bean landed on the Ocean of Storms, only 600 feet (183 meters) from the uncrewed Surveyor 3 spacecraft that had touched down 31 months earlier.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/SPACEFLIGHT/apollo/SP19.htm   (1915 words)

 APOLLO 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The sky was cloudy and rain was falling on November 14, 1969, as the Apollo 12 crew prepared for launch.
The targeting data for the Apollo 14 landing site were every bit as good as the data for Apollo 12; but we had to fly around for a little while for the same reason they had to.
Apollo 12 and 14 were the transition missions.
vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov /er/seh/ap12.html   (3820 words)

 John F. Kennedy Space Center - Apollo 17
This site was picked for Apollo 17 as a location where rocks both older and younger than those previously returned from other Apollo missions and from the Luna 16 and 20 missions might be found.
Scientific objectives of the Apollo 17 mission included geological surveying and sampling of materials and surface features in a preselected area of the Taurus-Littrow region, deploying and activating surface experiments, and conducting inflight experiments and photographic tasks during lunar orbit and transearth coast (TEC).
Apollo 17 was the last lunar landing mission.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /kscpao/history/apollo/apollo-17/apollo-17.htm   (792 words)

 Apollo 12 mission history - Detailed account of the second mission to land a man on the moon
Apollo 11 had landed 4 miles from their intended target and geologists needed a pinpoint landing for detailed studies of specific areas.
Apollo 12, trailing a plume of ionized (and electrically conductive) exhaust gas, had triggered a lightning discharge.
All three previous Apollo flights to the moon were along a trajectory called a "free return" that would allow the spacecraft to loop the moon and returning to earth if it failed to attain lunar orbit.
www.thespaceplace.com /history/apollo/apollo12.html   (3171 words)

 Apollo 12 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Apollo 12 mission landed on an area of the Ocean of Storms that had been visited earlier by several unmanned missions (Luna 5, Surveyor 3, and Ranger 7).
The Apollo 12 backup crew managed to 'insert' into the astronaut's lunar checklist (attached to the wrists of Conrad's and Bean's spacesuits) reduced sized pictures of Playboy centerfolds, thus introducing pornography to the moon for the first time when Conrad and Bean were looking through the lists during their first EVA.
Apollo 12 was portrayed in the episode "That's All There Is" in the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apollo_12   (1610 words)

 Spacecraft Films DVD - Apollo 12: Ocean of Storms
Apollo 12 was the second lunar landing mission, coming just four months after the triumph of Apollo 11.
Designed to exercise a pinpoint landing and more robust exploration of the area, the Apollo 12 mission set down in the Ocean of Storms about 200 meters from the Surveyor III probe, which landed in April, 1967.
Despite concern for the health of the spacecraft, Apollo 12 was checked out in Earth orbit and proceeded on a successful mission and exploration of the moon.
www.countdowncreations.com /dvdap12.htm   (229 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Newly found object could be leftover Apollo rocket stage
Further circumstantial evidence suggests that this object is in fact the Apollo 12 stage, which was left in a very distant Earth orbit after it passed by the Moon on November 18, 1969.
Apollo stages have impacted the Earth before, in the 1960s, and the larger Skylab re-entered in the 1970s.
Gemini 12: The NASA Mission Reports covers the voyage of James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin that capped the Gemini program's efforts to prove the technologies and techniques that would be needed for the Apollo Moon landings.
spaceflightnow.com /news/n0209/12apollostage   (1029 words)

 Apollo 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The lunar module landed two men (Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad and LM Pilot Alan L. Bean) on the surface of the moon in the vicinity of Surveyor 3, while the piloted (by CM pilot Richard F. Gordon Jr.) command module continued in orbit.
An Apollo lunar surface experiments package (ALSEP) was placed on the lunar surface, samples of the lunar terrain were acquired, and various photographs of 16-, 35-, and 70-mm film sizes were exposed from the lunar and command modules and by the astronauts during lunar surface activities.
The Apollo 12 spacecraft was launched on November 14, 1969, and was injected into lunar orbit on November 18.
lunar.arc.nasa.gov /history/timeline/info/apollo1201.htm   (273 words)

This is the official crew insignia for Apollo 12, the United States second lunar landing mission.
As the clipper ship brought foreign shores closer to the United States and marked the increased utilization of the seas by this nation, Spacecraft have opened the way to the other planets and Apollo 12 marks the increased utilization of space-based on knowledge gained in earlier missions.
The portion of the moon shown is representative of the Ocean of Storms are a in which Apollo 12 will land.
www.angelfire.com /fl/Jacqmans/paap12.html   (554 words)

 The Apollo Spacecraft - A Chronology. Vol. IV. Part 3 (1969 4th quarter)
Plans for Apollo flights 12 through 16 required that the LM be maneuvered to landings at various points of scientific interest on the lunar surface, and experience from
Memo, James A. McDivitt, MSC, to distr., "Apollo 12 PGNCS descent targeting is being changed," Nov. 10, 1969; TWX, McDivitt to C. Lee and R. Sheridan, NASA Hq., Nov. 4, 1969.
A configuration control panel for Apollo GFE scientific equipment was established at MSC, with Robert A. Gardiner as chairman.
www.apolloexplorer.co.uk /books/sp-4009/v4p3f.htm   (3780 words)

 Jim Scotti's Apollo page
Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 were the only flights that came close enough to get long distance oblique views of the most prominant rayed crater on the Moon.
Apollo 14 astronaut Stu Roosa, the lonely 3rd member of the crew who stayed in orbit while his comrades landed on the moon, took a set of images of this interesting area which I have used to construct the following Anaglyph.
Apollo 13 was planned to land in the highlands of Fra Mauro, but an explosion in an oxygen tank 200,000 miles from Earth turned the flight into a fight for survival.
pirlwww.lpl.arizona.edu /~jscotti/apollo.html   (3566 words)

 Apollo 12 Remembered :: Astrobiology Magazine ::
In 1991, when Apollo 12 Commander Pete Conrad reviewed the transcripts of his conversations relayed from the moon back to Earth, he annotated his perspective: "I always thought the most significant thing that we ever found on the whole...Moon was that little bacteria who came back and lived and nobody ever said [anything] about it."
The Apollo 12 results were later dismissed as laboratory error, owing to a single non-sterile handling event.
In 1998, Henry Spencer wrote online that he was not surprised by the Apollo 12 result, " As the original report in "Analysis of Surveyor 3 material and photographs returned by Apollo 12" made clear, there really is nothing very remarkable about a few tough bacteria surviving in that particular location (deep within the camera).
www.astrobio.net /news/article1311.html   (992 words)

 Apollo 12 Lunar Surface Journal : Crew
Served as pilot of Gemini 5, backup command pilot of Gemini 8, command pilot of Gemini 11, backup commander of Apollo 9, commander of Apollo 12 (third man to walk on the Moon), and commander of Skylab 2.
Was backup pilot for Gemini 8, pilot for Gemini 11, backup command module pilot for Apollo 9, command module pilot for Apollo 12, and backup commander for Apollo 15.
Was instrumental in the development of the lunar roving vehicle used by the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 astronauts, and was commander of Skylab 4.
www.hq.nasa.gov /alsj/a12/a12.crew.html   (933 words)

 Project Apollo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America (NASA) using the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn launch vehicle, conducted during the years 1961–1975.
Apollo returned 381.7kg (841.5 lb) of rocks and other material from the Moon; much is stored at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Houston.
Like Apollo, the CEV will fly a lunar orbit rendezvous mission profile, but unlike Apollo, the lander, known as the Lunar Surface Access Module, will be launched separately on the Ares V rocket, a rocket based on both Space Shuttle and Apollo technologies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Project_Apollo   (3813 words)

 APOD: April 8, 1999 - Apollo 12: Surveyor 3 and Intrepid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Surveyor 3 landed on the moon, touching down on the inside slope of a small lunar crater in the Ocean of Storms.
Over 2 1/2 years later, on November 19, 1969, the lunar module Intrepid, piloted by Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean, flew overhead and
Using bolt cutters, the astronauts removed Surveyor's TV camera (the cylinder shape at the right of the tall solar panel mast) and its sampling scoop (on the arm extended to the right), returning them to Earth for study.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap990408.html   (206 words)

 Amazon.com: Apollo 12: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series): Books: Robert Godwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Apollo 12 advanced on the first moon landing mostly by doing more: more geology (including two moonwalks instead of one), a pinpoint landing (within walking distance of Surveyor III), and more surveying for possible future sites.
This has just about everything associated with the preparation and chronology of the Apollo 12 mission- crew bios, debriefings, diagrams etc. As great as all that is, it lacks analysis of the mission itself, and its importance in the history human space exploration.
Apollo 12 mission report is a necessity; because camera burnt out--1st color camera on moon coverage; and having this mission report is essential, because there was little coverage on film; due to their camera not working!
www.amazon.com /Apollo-12-Mission-Reports-Apogee/dp/1896522548   (1851 words)

 Apollo 12
The Apollo 12 Command Module "Yankee Clipper" is on display at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia.
The returned Surveyor 3 camera is on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Apollo 12 was the second mission in which humans walked on the lunar surface.
The primary mission goals of an extensive series of lunar exploration tasks, deployment of the ALSEP, and demonstration of the ability to remain and work on the surface of the Moon for an extended period were achieved.
www.apolloexplorer.co.uk /apollo12.htm   (323 words)

 Apollo 12 And American Samoa
Apollo 12 was to be the second Apollo mission to splashdown near American Samoa and the first one to splashdown near American Samoa that carried astronauts who had walked on the moon.
The Aircraft Carrier Hornet was steaming today toward American Samoa and its date with the Apollo 12 crew which is due to splashdown 350 miles southeast of here November 24.
American Samoa was close to a little bit of the moon last night as lunar rocks gathered by the Apollo 12 astronauts were transhipped at Tafuna Airport for flight to the Space Center in Houston.
members.tripod.com /~Tavita_Herdrich/apollo12.html   (907 words)

 Apollo 12 Sightings
He said that he worked for NASA during the Apollo years and was one of those guys who sat in front of the consoles monitoring information.
He said he wasn't sure what Apollo mission that this experience occurred but he was sure it was before Apollo 13 because the Apollo 13 problems made an impression on him.
He knew that the experience did not happen on the first lunar landing which was Apollo 11 so he concluded that it must have been the Apollo 12.
www.think-aboutit.com /ufo/apollo_12_sightings.htm   (1357 words)

 SPACE.com -- Apollo 12's Stormy Beginning
What no one had yet realized was that Apollo 12 had been struck by lightning.
In Houston, experts in Mission Control struggled to understand what was happening aboard Apollo 12.
Fortunately, the Saturn's own guidance system was functioning perfectly, steering Apollo 12 on the proper path toward orbit.
www.space.com /news/apollo12_blastoff_991112.html   (628 words)

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