Rescue of Apollo 12 Spacecraft
May 4, 2003
Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot, is assisted with egressing the Apollo 12 Command Module by a U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmer during recovery operations in the Pacific Ocean. Already in the life raft are Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander; and Richard F. Gordon Jr., command 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, Environment, Apollo Command/Service Module, NASA Astronaut Group 3, Apollo Lunar Module, Apollo 1, Pete Conrad, Apollo spacecraft, Apollo 7