Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon. The mission was commanded by Charles "Pete" Conrad. It was launched on November 14, 1969, four months after Apollo 11. Conrad and 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 the Ocean of Storms. Key objectives were achievement of a more precise landing (which had not been achieved by Apollo 11), and to visit the Surveyor 3 probe to remove parts for analysis. The mission ended on November 24 with a successful splashdown having completed the main mission parameters successfully.
Launch date: November 14, 1969 16:22:00 UTC
Lunar landing: November 19, 1969 06:54:35 UTC
Landing: November 24, 1969 20:58:24 UTC
Measured 4 inches (10.16 cm) across.