Apollo 12, 35th Anniversary

Apollo at 35: An Ocean Rendezvous(by DC Agle)

Thirty-five years ago this week, the sedentary, fine-grained powder located at 3.01239° S latitude, 23.42157° W longitude began to rise, billow and race off toward the horizon. Soon after — at 1:54:35 a.m. EST on Nov. 19, 1969 — the lunar module Intrepid landed, bringing two more humans to the surface of another world.

Apollo 12 commander Pete Conrad and lunar module pilot Alan Bean would be on the Moon for more than 31 hours, with crewmate Dick Gordon orbiting above in the command module Yankee Clipper.

A memory from my childhood that still captures my imagination.

FILED UNDER: General, Science & Technology
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