On the Apollo 12 mission rookie astronaut Alan Bean becomes the fourth person to walk on the moon.
Did You Know?
Pete Conrad and Al Bean really did float back in to the Command Module naked. As Conrad stated in a letter to Aviation Week magazine on May 27, 1974, Dick Gordon didn't want them bringing moon dust with them. So they took off their spacesuits and long underwear before coming back onboard. See more
While in quarantine at the Lunar Receiving Lab, Dick Gordon mentions wanting to "go to Pe-Te's, for some Cajun food and a couple of beers". The Apollo 12 mission took place in November of 1969. Pe-Te's Cajun Barbecue House, while indeed a popular spot for astronauts, did not open until nearly 10 years later, in the summer of 1979. See more
[On Intrepid's return from the lunar surface
[opening CM hatch
Jesus! Did you have to bring back half the moon with you?
[eyeing their dusty moon suits
Uh-uh! You ain't gonna mess up my nice clean spacecraft. You strip down, and wipe yourselves off before you come in here.
I mean it. Go!
He's right. You're filthy!
On the 1999 UK VHS version, three uses of strong language (one said by a newscaster and two by astronauts) were cut out by the BBFC in order to avoid getting a 15 rating and to keep the episode in line with the rest of the series (at a PG rating). When the series was re-submitted in 2006 for the DVD release, the episode was passed uncut with a 15 rating. See more
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