An Iconic Image of the Beginning of the Second Manned Lunar Landing Mission - Apollo 12.
Original NASA press photograph of the Apollo 12 Saturn V rocket exiting the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
An iconic image of American engineering prowess and Space Race success.
Apollo 12 was the sixth crewed flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon. It was launched on November 14, 1969, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Apollo Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms.