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'Whoopee' moment for Apollo 12


The second Apollo moon landing was not without glitches, beginning with a lightning strike to the Saturn V rocket during launch.

The crew made it safely into Moon orbit, and Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean landed safely on the surface - to which mission commander Conrad reacted in his own unique way.

Sadly, little else of this mission was captured on film, as Alan Bean managed to break the camera within minutes by pointing it directly at the sun.

Pictures courtesy of Nasa.


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