52 years ago #Today, the Apollo 12 crew landed on the Moon. This is the Intrepid Lunar Module prior to the descent. The largest crater is Ptolemaeus go.nasa.gov/2fV0eoE Image
The Apollo 12 crew prepare for undocking and TV coverage of the event, followed by the second lunar landing attempt on the Ocean of Storms, 52 years ago #Today buff.ly/2D12Zly
Pete Conrad was the first to exit the Apollo 12 Intrepid Lunar Module 52 years ago #Today, starting the first lunar extravehicular activity after Apollo 11 go.nasa.gov/2fs41dh Image
This video showcases the Apollo 12 landing site, visualized in three dimensions using photography and a stereo digital elevation model from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera buff.ly/3442MKi #52YearsAgoToday

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