Rescue of Apollo 12 Spacecraft
May 4, 2003
A U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmer assists the Apollo 12 crew during recovery operations in the Pacific. In the life raft are Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr. (facing camera), commander; Richard F. Gordon Jr., (in the middle), command module pilot; and Alan L. Bean (nearest camera), lunar module pilot. The Apollo 12 splashdown occured at 2:58 p.m., November 24, 1969 near American Samoa.
Topics: Apollo 12, Alan Bean, Apollo program, Apollo Command/Service Module, NASA Astronaut Group 3, Apollo Lunar Module, Apollo 1, Pete Conrad, Apollo spacecraft, Apollo 7, Disaster Accident