Apollo 12 By: John ThompsonAssignment name: Apollo 12 (lunar mission)
Thesis StatementApollo 12 was a successful lunar mission madefrom NASA. Apollo 12 included a lunar modulenamed Surveyor 3.
Apollo 12 CSM Details(Command Module)Name: Yankee ClipperCommander: Charles P. ConradCommand Module Pilot: Richard F.GordonDetails: Apollo 12 Command ModuleLaunch took place under cloudy, rain-swept skies on Saturn V SA-507 on 14November 1969 at 16:22:00 UT(11:22:00 a.m. EST) from Pad 39A atKennedy Space Center. Apollo 12Command Module took sample of themoon. Apollo 12 splashed down in thePacific Ocean on 24 November 1969 at20:58:24 UT (3:58:24 p.m. EST) after amission elapsed time of 244 hrs, 36mins, 24 secs. The splashdown pointwas 15 deg 47 min S, 165 deg 9 min W,near American Samoa and 6.9 km (4.3mi) from the recovery ship USS Hornet.
Apollo 12 CSM(Lunar Module)Name: IntrepidLunar Module Pilot: Alan L. BeanDetails: Conrad and Bean entered the LM andit separated from the CSM at 04:16:03 UT on19 November. The LM descent engine firedfor 29 seconds at 05:47 UT, and the LMlanded in Oceanus Procellarum near the rimof Surveyor crater at 06:54:35 UT. Conrad andBean performed two surface EVAs, one on19 November and one on 20 November,during which an Apollo lunar surfaceexperiments package (ALSEP) was placed onthe lunar surface, 34.35 kg of samples of thelunar terrain were acquired, variousphotographs were exposed by the astronautsduring lunar surface activities, and parts weretaken from the Surveyor 3 spacecraft forexamination.The LM lifted off from the Moon on 20November at 14:25:47 UT after 31 hours 31minutes on the lunar surface. After dockingwith the CSM at 17:58:22 UT, the LM wasjettisoned at 20:21:30 and intentionallycrashed into the Moon creating the firstrecorded artificial moonquake. Transearthinjection began at 20:49:16 UT on 21November with a firing of the CSM mainengine. A mid-course correction was madeon 22 November. The CM separated from theSM on 24 November at 20:29:21.
Apollo 12 Landing Date and Landing SiteDetails: Apollo 12 splashed down inthe Pacific Ocean on 24 November1969 at 20:58:24 UT (3:58:24 p.m. EST)after a mission elapsed time of 244hrs, 36 mins, 24 secs. The splashdownpoint was 15 deg 47 min S, 165 deg 9min W, near American Samoa and 6.9km (4.3 mi) from the recovery ship USSHornet.
AccomplishmentsDetails:• Lunar Module launch successful• Apollo 12 was the second successfulmission where humans walked on themoon`s surface.• Apollo 12 was one of the manymission with successful re-entry to theearth`s atmosphere (without burningup).• one of the many successful retrievalsof the command module and lunarmodule.
Other InformationDetails:•During launch, Apollo 12 moduleswere struck by lighting twice, but wererepaired a few minutes later (oncethey entered space).• Apollo 12 helped make thegovernment try to redouble theattempt to bring peace.
Translation of InformationDetails:•The Apollo 12 module launchedNovember 14, 1969.•It took samples of the moon (such asits soil), and the crew stayed andproceeded with a list of experiments.•These included hammering a coretube into the lunar soil and takingsome of it to examine during their stay.
ConclusionDetails: The Apollo 12 mission was asuccessful mission, and was used tocollect data from the moon andtransfer them back to earth.
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