Astronauts Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon land on the moon in the Apollo 12 lunar module Intrepid, a mere 600 feet away from the 1967 landing site of the unmanned Surveyor 3 probe. Pieces of Surveyor 3 are gathered for return to Earth to study the effects of prolonged exposure to the lunar environment. Conrad and Gordon conduct two moonwalks, each lasting nearly four hours.
Apollo 12: more footprints on the moon
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