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
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
[Strapped into their couches ready to jettison the LEM. Pete and Al are nude after stripping off their dusty moon suits
You know... if uh, we were to lose the hatch when we blow the LEM... and one day, someone were to find us floatin' around up here like this, uh... They might be pretty confused!
[they all break into laughter
Well at least we'll go out of this world the same way we came in, huh?
[still in his suit
Well... *you* two!
You didn't come into the world in that suit?
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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
Performed by The Archies
Written by Andy Kim
and Jeff Barry
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Kirshner Records by arrangement with Celebrity Licensing, Inc. See more