APOLLO 12 ( AS-507 )
Apollo 12 insignia
Apollo 12 prime crew
|14. Nov. 1969 16:22:00 UTC(13:54:00 EST)
|AS-507 / SA-507
|CSM-108 (Yankee Clipper)
|Charles Conrad, Jr.
|Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
|Alan L. Bean
|David R. Scott
|Alfred M. Worden
|James B. Irwin
|Perform selenological inspection, survey and sampling in a lunar mare area. Deploy an Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) consistent with a seismic net. Develop techniques for a point landing capability. Develop man's capability to work in the lunar environment. Obtain photographs of candidate exploration sites.
|This is the first H-mission. The spacecraft was struck by lightning 36 seconds after launch and again 52 seconds after launch, which momentarily shut off electrical power and cut out telemetry contact. Power was automatically switched to battery backup while the crew resored the primary power system. There were no further problems with the power system. The S-IVB stage was jettisoned into Earth orbit instead of planned heliocentric orbit due to error in the instrument unit. Pin-point landing has successfully done and the LM landed at 180 meters of the Surveyor 3 spacecraft. Conrad and Bean performed two surface EVA's and brought 34.4 kg of samples.
|244:36:25(10days and 4hours)
|Oceanus Procellarum / Ocean of Storms 3.04 degrees South, 23.42 degrees West
|24.Nov.1969 20:58:24 UTC (15:58:24 EST)
|Pacific Ocean:15 deg 47 min S, 165 deg 9 min W: near American Samoa
|CSM-108 Apollo12 Yankee Clipper
|LM-6 Apollo12 Intrepid
|Atomic power generator was added at Quad2.
Related books and videos
[DVD] Apollo 12: Ocean of Storms
Spacecraft Films / Twentieth Century Fox Home Video May 31, 2005 USD44.99
At 3 DVDs, this set brings you the most comprehensive account ever assembled of the Apollo 12 mission. From Spacecraft Films, the acknowledged leading provider of the definitive DVDs of America's space history, the set contains over 12 hours of material, much of it from new, digital transfers of archival film. From preparation and training, to rollout and launch, to both EVAs (reconstructed from TV, 16mm, photos, maps and more) you'll relive the mission of Apollo 12 as never before. Features rare pre-mission interviews with the crew and NASA engineers, plus rare onboard audio of the crew in the CM during launch and recovery.
[BOOK] Apollo 12 : The NASA Mission Reports
Apogee Books October 1, 1999 USD12.89
The voyage of Apollo 12, documented in these original reports, had high goals in mind?making a start on real lunar science.