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Space Rocket History #252 – Apollo 12 – Moonwalk 2 – Part 3 – Rock ‘n’ Roll at Halo Crater

4/18/2018
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The problem with running into the sun was it was so bright that Conrad and Bean could not see the moon’s surface features until they were right on top of them.

Duration:00:31:48

Space Rocket History #251 – Apollo 12 – Moonwalk 2 – Part 2 – Bench and Sharp Craters

4/11/2018
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While Conrad led the way, Bean watched the ground for something interesting. It wasn’t easy to do field geology while running, and on the moon.

Duration:00:26:46

Space Rocket History #250 – Apollo 12 – Moonwalk 2 – Part 1 – Head Crater – Tang Ceremony

4/4/2018
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Pete and Al could not hear the excited shouts of the geologists in the back room down the hall from mission control, but they knew they had found something significant.

Duration:00:44:18

Space Rocket History #249 – Apollo 12 – Moonwalk 1 – Part 3

3/28/2018
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Most of the remaining moon walk time was spent collecting rock samples, making surface observations such as the small mounds or hills, and taking pictures.

Duration:00:38:51

Space Rocket History #248 – Apollo 12 – Moonwalk 1 – Part 2 – ALSEP

3/21/2018
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According to the checklist, Bean was allowed 5 minutes to gain his balance and learn to walk on the Moon. Bean was amazed at his new buoyancy saying, “You can jump up in the air…” But Conrad wanted to press … Continue reading →

Duration:00:32:44

Space Rocket History #247 – Apollo 12 – Moonwalk 1 – Part 1

3/14/2018
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“The old Surveyor, yes sir. It can’t be any more than 600 feet from here. How about that?” (Pete Conrad.)

Duration:00:37:13

Space Rocket History #246 – Apollo 12 – Pin Point Landing Part 2 – Right Down the Middle of the Road

3/7/2018
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“Hey, there it is! There it is! Son of a gun, right down the middle of the road! Look out there! I can’t believe it! Fantastic!” Pete Conrad when he saw his landing site.

Duration:00:39:36

Space Rocket History #245 – Apollo 12 – Pin Point Landing Part 1 – Right Down the Middle of the Road

2/28/2018
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There was adrenaline in Pete Conrad’s voice as he counted down the last seconds before ignition. He and Bean were still weightless, but their bodies were secured to the cabin floor by harnesses. “Seven, six, five.” Conrad pushed the PROCEED … Continue reading →

Duration:00:31:55

Space Rocket History #244 – Apollo 12 – Lunar Orbit

2/21/2018
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At 83 hours mission elapsed time, the long lunar coast was almost over. It was time for the lunar orbit insertion burn. This burn would put Yankee Clipper and Intrepid into lunar orbit.

Duration:00:34:37

Space Rocket History #243 – Apollo 12 – TLI and the Coast

2/14/2018
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It was impossible to check out the entire spacecraft; that could only be done on the ground. In the short time available, Griffin’s team ran a pre-maneuver check list, re-aligned the CSM platform, and discussed proceeding with the mission with … Continue reading →

Duration:00:29:53

Space Rocket History #242 – Apollo 12 – The Launch Part 2

2/7/2018
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John Aaron’s (EECOM) next call made him a legend in Mission Control. He said quickly and confidently, “Flight, try S-C-E to Aux.”

Duration:00:36:17

Space Rocket History #241 – Apollo 12 – The Launch Part 1

1/31/2018
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It was 68 degrees, overcast, and raining at Cape Kennedy on November 14, 1969. The ceiling was 2,100 feet and the winds were light. There was some discussion, while the astronauts were suiting-up, of scrubbing the launch, but that would … Continue reading →

Duration:00:37:19

Space Rocket History #240 – Apollo 12 – Saturn V Instrument Unit

1/24/2018
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The Saturn V’s control system was housed inside and also referred to as the Instrument Unit (IU). Marshall Space Flight Centers Astrionics Laboratory categorized the IU as the “brain” and “nerve center” of Saturn V.

Duration:00:41:06

An Encore Presentation of Space Rocket History #188 – Apollo 10 – Command Module Pilot John Young

1/17/2018
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John Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut thus far. Over the course of 42 years of active NASA service he made six space flights and is the only person to have piloted, and been commander of four different … Continue reading →

Duration:00:35:54

Space Rocket History #239 – Apollo 12 – Commander Charles Conrad – Part 2

1/10/2018
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Pete Conrad joined NASA as part of the second group of astronauts, known as the New Nine, on September 17, 1962. He was regarded as one of the best pilots in the group, and was among the first of his group … Continue reading →

Duration:00:38:04

Space Rocket History #238 – Apollo 12 – Commander Charles Conrad – Part 1

1/3/2018
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The third man to walk on the moon, Charles Conrad Jr. was born on June 2, 1930, in Philadelphia, to Charles and Frances Conrad. He was their third child and their first son.

Duration:00:40:26

Space Rocket History #237 – Apollo 12 – Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean – The Artist

12/20/2017
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After completing a four-year tour of duty, he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He trained under the direction of Pete Conrad, who would later become Commander of the Apollo 12 moon flight, and … Continue reading →

Duration:00:41:45

Space Rocket History #236 – Apollo 12 – Command Module Pilot Richard “Dick” Gordon

12/13/2017
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After graduating from the University of Washington, Gordon joined the US Navy, and after his first exposure to planes decided to become a pilot. Gordon said “Once I found what the airplane could do for me, or I could do … Continue reading →

Duration:00:28:42

Space Rocket History #235 – Apollo 12 – Introduction

12/6/2017
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At NASA Headquarters, George Mueller and other planners created a far-reaching plan that Administrator Paine made even more ambitious in adapting it for Nixon’s Space Task Group. The task group’s timetable called for a twelve-man space station and a reusable … Continue reading →

Duration:00:44:37

Space Rocket History #234 – Soyuz 6, 7, and 8 – Part 2 -The Vulcan Device

11/29/2017
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The Vulcan device consisted of two major units. The first unit included various welding devices and a turn-table with samples of metals to be welded. The second unit consisted of an electric power pack, a protective shield which covered the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:34:30

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