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  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Pete’s ‘big step’

    Jason RhianNovember 19th, 2015

    When it comes to space exploration, one tends to focus on the "firsts". Sometimes, the fact that there were six landings on the surface of the Moon is often forgotten. The differences between each mission were profound. In terms of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12, some of the perceived stiffness between the crew members was obviously not present. In many ways, the most publicly "fun" landing took place on Nov. 19, 1969.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 12 – Sailing The Ocean of Storms

    Jason RhianNovember 19th, 2014

    Forty-five years ago today, Nov. 19, 1969, Apollo 12’s Commander Pete Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean set their Lunar Module, Intrepid down on the Moon’s Ocean of Storms (Oceanus Procellarum ). The mission was the culmination of the sixth crewed flight under Apollo overall and it served as confirmation that not only could […]