On the Apollo 12 mission rookie astronaut Alan Bean becomes the fourth person to walk on the moon.
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Recent orbiter photos of the moon have located a number of Apollo landing sites, including that of Bean's APOLLO XII. While the resolution was rather low, among other things, one can clearly see the tracks of the footprints of Bean and Conrad, and Surveyor III as well. See more
When Al Bean raises his outer reflective sun visor for a photograph, he also raises the inner visor. In actual moonwalks, this second inner visor would always be left down, as it protected the inner pressure helmet from micro-meteoroid impacts, and the wearer's face from UV rays. 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.
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
Up Around the Bend
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Written by John Fogerty
(as John C. Fogerty)
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc. See more