Intrepid Descends

This image from the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal shows the Apollo 12 lunar module, Intrepid, prior to descent on 19 November 1969. The two large foreground craters are Ptolemaeus and Herschel. Richard Gordon took the image from the Command Service Module, Yankee Clipper, as his colleagues aboard Intrepid, Charles “Pete” Conrad and Alan Bean prepared for the second human mission to the Moon.


Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

Don’t forget we need your help to measure craters in the Apollo 12 region for the latest round of Moon Zoo science.

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