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October 8, 1995
Apollo 12 Visits Surveyor 3
Kennedy Space Centre
was the second mission to land humans on the
Moon. The landing
site was picked to be near the location of
3, a robot spacecraft that had landed on the moon three years earlier.
astronauts Conrad and Bean retrieve parts from
the Surveyor. The Lunar Module is visible in the distance. Apollo 12
brought back many
and moon rocks. Among the milestones made by
Apollo 12 was the deployment of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments
Package, which carried out many experiments including one that measured the
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