On the Apollo 12 mission rookie astronaut Alan Bean becomes the fourth person to walk on the moon.
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After returning to Earth in Episode 7 ("That's All There Is"), astronaut Dick Gordon comments, "I'd just like to go to PeTe's and get me some Cajun barbeque!" PeTe's was an actual Cajun barbeque restaurant on Texas State Highway 3, just outside of the entrance to Ellington Field, in Houston. See more
After Alan Bean and Dick Gordon say goodbye to one another, they close each hatch (CSM and LM) and it is implied that they simply undocked from one another. This is false as the Apollo spacecraft utilized a docking probe inside the docking tunnel that had to be disassembled before gaining entry to the LM. Thus, this had to be reassembled before the LM could be separated again. See more
[to the television audience
Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. Only the third human being to set foot on the moon. Who can forget Neil Armstrong's immortal words? Let's watch and listen to the words Conrad has chosen to mark this moment in history...
Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but it's a long one for me.
Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)
Performed by The Chords
Written by James Keyes
, Carl Feaster
, Floyd McRae
and Claude Feaster
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more