Apollo 12 astronauts, 1969.
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Alan Bean - Lunar Module pilot, Charles Conrad - Commander and Richard Gordon - Command Module pilot, are pictured relaxing during water egres training in the Gulf of Mexico. Apollo 12, the second manned lunar landing mision, was launched on 14th November 1969. It landed on the area of the Moon's surface known as the Ocean of Storms, very near an earlier unmanned probe, Surveyor 3, which was visited on the mision.