Category: pete conrad

(8 Sept. 1969) — High-angle view at Laun…

(8 Sept. 1969) — High-angle view at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), showing the Apollo 12 (Spacecraft 108/ Lunar Module 6/ Saturn 507) space vehicle leaving the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) on the way to Pad A. The Saturn V stack and its mobile launch tower are atop a huge crawler-transporter. Apollo 12 is scheduled as the second lunar landing mission. The crew will be astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander; Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot.

(14-24 Nov. 1969) — The Apollo 12 Lunar …

(14-24 Nov. 1969) — The Apollo 12 Lunar Module (LM), in a lunar landing configuration, is photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Modules (CSM). The coordinates of the center of the lunar surface shown in picture are 4.5 degrees west longitude and 7 degrees south latitude. The largest crater in the foreground is Ptolemaeus; and the second largest is Herschel. Aboard the LM were astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot. Astronaut Richard R. Gordon Jr., command module pilot, remained with the CSM in lunar orbit while Conrad and Bean descended in the LM to explore the surface of the moon.

(22 Oct. 1969) — Astronaut Richard F. Go…

(22 Oct. 1969) — Astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr., Apollo 12 command module pilot, participates in simulation training at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Apollo 12 will be the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) second lunar landing mission. The other two crew men are astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot.

(19 Nov. 1969) — Astronaut Charles Conra…

(19 Nov. 1969) — Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., commander of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, stands at the Module Equipment Stowage Assembly (MESA) on the Lunar Module (LM) following the first Apollo 12 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The erectable S-band antenna is already deployed at right. The carrier for the Apollo Lunar Hand Tools (ALHT) is near Conrad. While astronauts Conrad and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot, descended in the LM to explore the lunar surface, astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.

(24 Nov. 1969) — Rear Admiral Donald C….

(24 Nov. 1969) — Rear Admiral Donald C. David, Commander, Manned Spacecraft Recovery Force, Pacific, welcomes the crew of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission aboard the USS Hornet, prime recovery vessel for the mission. A color guard was also on hand for the welcoming ceremonies. Inside the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) are (left to right) astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander; Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot.

(1969) — The Apollo 12 spacecraft (Comma…

(1969) — The Apollo 12 spacecraft (Command and Service Modules 108/Lunar Module 6) arrives at the Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) during preflight preparations. The spacecraft had just been moved from the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building.

Lunar Landing Sites of the Apollo Missions 

Lunar Landing Sites of the Apollo Missions 

Astronauts of Apollo Missions Part 2/2 

Astronauts of Apollo Missions Part 2/2 

gusgrissom: Christmas in Space: Day 6 The Astr…

gusgrissom:

Christmas in Space: Day 6

The Astronaut Memorial Grove at Johnson Space Center began in 1996, as a way to memorialize the crew of STS-51-L and the astronauts who had died since the start of the space program. A tree is added for every astronaut who has passed away since.

Every holiday season, the trees are decorated in white Christmas lights, except for one. Alan Bean spoke at the dedication of his friend and Apollo 12 commander Pete Conrad’s tree after Pete passed away in 1999:

“The night before [the ceremony] I was thinking about it. Pete’s not a morose guy. His motto was ‘if you can’t be good, be colorful.’ He was good and colorful.

I got up there and I stood there a few minutes and said, ‘Last night, when I was thinking about this, after I dropped off to sleep, I woke up in the middle of the night and Pete Conrad was at the end of my bed, and he said ‘Don’t worry about it, Al. When you get there tomorrow, I’ll help you out.’ So I said, ‘Let’s have some silence now and I’ll see what Pete has to say!’

So we were all quiet, I was looking up towards the heavens, and all of a sudden I started talking, ‘Okay, Pete, thank you for coming.’ I didn’t know exactly what to say and then Pete tells me some things to say… Of course, the audience is completely shocked by this, because this isn’t astronaut talk! This isn’t the way official NASA functions go, but being an artist, they can’t fire me anymore, and so I can do what I thought Pete would like.

Then I say, ‘Okay, I’ll do that, I’ll tell George Abbey [JSC Director] that,’ then I turned around and said, ‘George, Pete wants to say something to you through me.’ Then I looked up again and I said, ‘Now, look, Pete says that he was the smallest guy in the office all these years and he doesn’t want to have the smallest tree, and he doesn’t want the tree to be the same as anybody else’s… George, he wants his tree not to have white lights but to have colored lights, because we all know Pete Conrad was good and colorful.

So I said, ‘Thanks, Pete, for helping me out.’ Next Christmas when they lit those trees, all of them were white except Pete’s.”

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