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  • Jason Fletcher

    Finding the location of Surveyor 3, already on the Moon for nearly two years, was a remarkable achievement. Mission planners didn't exactly guess where the lander rested, but no photograph of it from orbit existed. Lunar Orbiter images of the landing site were taken a few months before it's landing. Pete Conrad has the remote shovel and surface camera, which were removed and returned by Apollo 12 for study, in this "tourist" image taken by lunar module commander Al Bean [NASA/JSC].

  • Envolée Sovage

    #Apollo12 Visits Surveyor 3 #APOD October 8, 1995

  • National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian

    November 20, 1969: 1969: Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean grasps the Surveyor 3 TV camera (on Moon since 4/20/67) to return it to Earth. Photo credit: NASA

  • Peggy Barr

    NASA. Astronauts Pay a Visit to Surveyor 3 On April 17, 1967, NASA's Surveyor 3 spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a mission to the lunar surface. A little more than two years after it landed on the moon with the goal of paving the way for a future human mission, the Surveyor 3 spacecraft got a visit from Apollo 12 Commander Charles Conrad Jr. and astronaut Alan L. Bean, who snapped this photo on November 20, 1969

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