Earth's Moon - Apollo 12

Astronaut Pete Conrad inspects the Surveyor 3 spacecraft on the Moon

Earth's Moon
The Apollo 12 lunar module touched down as planned within about 180 meters of the Surveyor 3 probe. The probe had landed on the Moon on 20 April 1967 in the edge of a small crater and returned images of the lunar surface. On the second moonwalk EVA on 20 November 1969 astronauts Conrad and Bean visited Surveyor 3, inspected the craft, and removed some parts for return to Earth. Here Conrad is shown examining the camera on Surveyor 3. The lunar module can be seen in the background in this northwest looking photo taken by Alan Bean. The Surveyor camera was one of the parts returned and is on exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. (Apollo 12, AS12-H-48-7133)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1969-11-20 T 08:27
Distance/Range (km): 0.01
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -3.01, 23.42
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image, astronaut, 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-48-7133
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 69-099A-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015