Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second mission to land on the Moon. It was launched on November 14, 1969 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida known as Cape Canaveral four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles “Pete” Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit waiting for the other guys to come back.
The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms in our moon. Unlike the first landing on Apollo 11, Conrad and Bean achieved a precise landing at the site of the Surveyor 3, which had landed on April 20, 1967. They carried the first color television camera to the lunar surface on an Apollo flight, but transmission was lost after Bean accidentally destroyed the camera by pointing it at the Sun. On the second extravehicular activity, they examined the unmanned Surveyor III spacecraft. The television camera and several other components were taken from Surveyor III and brought back to earth for scientific analysis.
The mission ended on November 24, 1969 with a successful splashdown. An exciting time for humanity!
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