|Mission Number: AS-507||14-24 November 1969|
Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
Date: 14 November 1969
Time: 16:22:00 UTC
Mission Duration: 10 days, 4 hours, 36 minutes, 24 seconds
Location: Ocean of Storms (Lunar 3.04° S, 23.42° W)
Touchdown: 19 November 1969 06:54:35 UTC
EVA#1: 3 hours, 56 minutes
EVA#2: 3 hours, 49 minutes
Liftoff: 20 November 1969 14:25:47 UTC
Surface Stay Time: 1 days, 7 hours, 31 minutes, 12 seconds
Date: 24 November 1969
Time: 20:58:24 UTC
Location: Pacific Ocean (15° 47' S, 165° 9' W)
Vessel: USS Hornet (CVS-12)
Apollo 12 survived two lightning strikes during launch ascent. The second strike caused all power in the command module to short out. A quick thinking specilist on the ground suggested a switch to auxillary mode. It worked, and the mission was saved. Conrad and Bean retrieved parts of Surveyor 3. Lunar stay time was 31.5 hours, time in orbit was 89 hours completing 45 orbits. 75 lbs of material was gathered. Conrad and Bean performed 2 EVA's lasting a total of 7 hours, 27 minutes.
A loose camera struck Bean in the head during splashdown, causing a brief loss of conscienceness.
The Command and Service Module (CSM) was named Yankee Clipper, and the Lunar Module (LM) was named Intrepid.
The Apollo 12 command module is on display at the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, VA.
Launch was by Saturn V.
Earth rising on the lunar horizon.
Alan Bean taking a core sample.
Surveyor III in its crater.
Two space craft on the surface. Surveyor III (foreground) and Apollo 12 (background).