Sunday, 30 November 2014
23 Apollo 12 Moon Mission
First watched : November 1969
I do remember watching some Apollo footage but I don't recall any great drama so it's unlikely to have been Apollos 11 or 13 and I'm not sure the subsequent expeditions received much coverage outside of the news bulletins so it's most likely to have been Apollo 12.
Other than allowing Pete Conrad ( pictured above ) and Alan Bean - both household names of course - to become the third and fourth people to walk on the moon , I'm not quite sure what the point of this mission was. It was all of course a bit after the Lord Mayor's Parade as I'm sure both astronauts realised at the time. Their day out was also marred by Bean dozily pointing his TV camera directly at the sun which brought the live transmission to an abrupt end.
Around this time I recall PG Tips running one of their Collector Card series on the Apollo missions.