Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Surveyor 3 footpad on the Moon

Earth's Moon
This picture of the number 2 footpad of Surveyor 3 was taken by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean on the second moonwalk EVA on 20 November 1969. Surveyor 3 landed on the Moon on 20 April 1967 on the slope of a small crater. On landing the craft hopped and slid a short distance. The waffle pattern of the footpad is clearly visible in the impression to the right even after over 2 1/2 years, showing that there are no significant depositional or erosional processes affecting the lunar surface on this time scale. The footpad is roughly 30 cm in diameter. Part of the sampling arm can be seen at upper left. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-48-7110)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-20 T 08:18
Distance/Range (km): 0.001
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -3.01, 23.42
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, spacecraft
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - SO 164
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 mm Focal Length
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS12-H-48-7110
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 28 January 2003, DRW.