Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Alan Bean with lunar soil sample container

Earth's Moon
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean holds a special environmental sample container which holds soil collected during the second moonwalk EVA. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad had just put a soil sample in the tube with a shovel. The picture was taken in the vicinity of Sharp Crater. Conrad took the photograph and can be seen in the reflection in Bean's visor. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-49-7278)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-20 T 07:10
Distance/Range (km): 0.005
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -3.01, 23.42
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, astronaut
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-49-7278
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.