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Photograph of the Apollo 12 Lunar Module Descending Towards the Lunar Surface

Photograph of the Apollo 12 Lunar Module Descending Towards the Lunar Surface

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Original caption: MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS. APOLLO 12 LM DESCENT STAGE - The Apollo 12 Lunar Module, after separation from the Command and Service Modules, descends toward the lunar surface, where it is scheduled to make the United States' second manned lunar landing, this time in the Ocean of Storms. The photograph is a reproduction from live color television transmission telecast back to Earth late in the evening of November 18, 1969. The separation or undocking and begin-of-descent phase of the lunar landing mission constituted the fifth television transmission from the mission. Astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot remained with the Command and Service Modules to maneuver the CSM in lunar orbit, while Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander, and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot, explore the Moon.




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1965 - 1983
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The U.S. National Archives
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