Pete Conrad was the commander of Apollo 12. Here is the Conrad family. | Here Are Some Amazing Photographs Of Early Astronauts And Their Wives

Pete Conrad was the commander of Apollo 12. Here is the Conrad family. | Here Are Some Amazing Photographs Of Early Astronauts And Their Wives

Charles (Pete) Conrad, Jr.; Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 2

Charles (Pete) Conrad, Jr.; Gemini 5, Gemini 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 2

November 14, 1969 — Apollo 12 astronauts Dick Gordon, Alan Bean, and Pete Conrad suit-up a 10-day odyssey to the Moon and back. (NASA)

November 14, 1969 — Apollo 12 astronauts Dick Gordon, Alan Bean, and Pete Conrad suit-up a 10-day odyssey to the Moon and back. (NASA)

"If you can’t be good, be colorful. "—Conrad's personal motto Visitors to the Armory often seem shocked when they first see the framed photo of Trooper Pete Conrad walking on the moon. And while...

"If you can’t be good, be colorful. "—Conrad's personal motto Visitors to the Armory often seem shocked when they first see the framed photo of Trooper Pete Conrad walking on the moon. And while...

You know, I’m the shortest guy in the office. Neil said his line, ‘a small step’ for him, but it was a big step for a little fella like me.” Pete Conrad on The Shirley Bassey Show, 1979

You know, I’m the shortest guy in the office. Neil said his line, ‘a small step’ for him, but it was a big step for a little fella like me.” Pete Conrad on The Shirley Bassey Show, 1979

Pete Conrad and the American flag on the Ocean of Storms, Apollo 12, November 1972

The crappy photos of NASA's golden era you never get to see

Pete Conrad and the American flag on the Ocean of Storms, Apollo 12, November 1972

September 26, 1966 – Gemini 11 astronauts Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon explain how the Gemini spacecraft will rendezvous with the Agena target vehicle while orbiting the Earth. On the left in the bottom image is George Low, deputy director of NASA’s Manned Spaceflight Center, later renamed the Johnson Space Center. (NASA)

September 26, 1966 – Gemini 11 astronauts Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon explain how the Gemini spacecraft will rendezvous with the Agena target vehicle while orbiting the Earth. On the left in the bottom image is George Low, deputy director of NASA’s Manned Spaceflight Center, later renamed the Johnson Space Center. (NASA)

Rare interview with Apollo 12 Astronaut Pete Conrad, the third man to walk on the Moon.

Rare interview with Apollo 12 Astronaut Pete Conrad, the third man to walk on the Moon.

This Space Available: Greatest NASA Photo Ever?: Pete Conrad Being Pete Conrad, 1965

This Space Available: Greatest NASA Photo Ever?: Pete Conrad Being Pete Conrad, 1965

NASA Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. emerging from the Gemini 11 space capsule Atlantic Ocean landing September 15, 1966. Gemini 11 was the ninth crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series, carrying astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon.

NASA Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. emerging from the Gemini 11 space capsule Atlantic Ocean landing September 15, 1966. Gemini 11 was the ninth crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series, carrying astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon.

Pete Conrad overcame dyslexia to become one of NASA's most-traveled astronauts, logging four trips into space, including Apollo 12.

Pete Conrad overcame dyslexia to become one of NASA's most-traveled astronauts, logging four trips into space, including Apollo 12.

Apollo 12 - Pete Conrad standing next to Surveyor III and the LM far in the background [2340x2370]

Apollo 12 - Pete Conrad standing next to Surveyor III and the LM far in the background [2340x2370]

“The Best All-Around Group”: NASA’s Astronauts of ‘62  "Where are they sending us again?"

“The Best All-Around Group”: NASA’s Astronauts of ‘62 "Where are they sending us again?"

Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean and their wives visit with President Johnson and Lady Bird. Photo taken on January 14, 1970 at the LBJ Ranch Visitors Center.

Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean and their wives visit with President Johnson and Lady Bird. Photo taken on January 14, 1970 at the LBJ Ranch Visitors Center.

Helmet worn by astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad during the Gemini V mission in August, 1965.

Helmet worn by astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad during the Gemini V mission in August, 1965.

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