Apollo 12 lunar experiments, 1969

Apollo 12 lunar experiments, 1969

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Caption: Apollo 12 lunar experiments. Shadow (left) of a US astronaut next to three components of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) which was deployed on the moon during the first Apollo 12 extravehicular activity (EVA). The Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) is in the centre foreground. The largest object is the Central Station, and the white object on legs is the Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment (SIDE). The shadow is that of mission commander Charles Conrad. The photograph was taken by lunar module pilot Alan Bean. Apollo 12 was the second manned mission to land on the Moon, arriving in the Ocean of Storms on 19 November 1969. Astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made two excursions on the surface for a total of 7 hours 45 minutes. Photographed on 19 November 1969.

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