Apollo 12 NASA AS-507 Saturn V Mission Reports & Technical Documents PDF

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The Apollo 12 Command Module is on display at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia..

Apollo 12 Mission

Apollo 12 was the sixth crewed flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon. It was launched on November 14, 1969, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Lightning struck the Saturn V 36.5 seconds after lift-off, discharging down to the Earth through the ionized exhaust plume. Protective circuits on the fuel cells in the service module (SM) detected overloads and took all three fuel cells offline, along with much of the command and service module (CSM) instrumentation. A second strike at 52 seconds knocked out the “8-ball” attitude indicator. The telemetry stream at Mission Control was garbled. However, the Saturn V continued to fly normally; the strikes had not affected the Saturn V instrument unit guidance system, which functions independently from the CSM.

Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad and Apollo 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.

On November 19, Conrad and Bean achieved a precise landing at their expected location within walking distance of the site of the Surveyor 3 robotic probe, which had landed on April 20, 1967.

The Lunar Module “Intrepid” lifted off from the Moon on November 20 and docked with the Command Module “Yankee Clipper”. The Apollo 12 mission ended on November 24 with a successful splashdown.

PDF Contents

Mission Overview
  • Flight Plan Schedule
  • Flight Plan
  • Press Kit
  • Flight Mission Rules
Saturn V Launch & Abort
  • Launch Operations Checklist
  • Lightning Incident Analysis
  • Saturn V Flight Evaluation Report
  • Saturn V Flight Manual
  • Saturn V Operational Abort Malfunctioned Flight Analysis
  • Saturn V Operational Flight Trajectory
Crew & Communications
  • OnBoard Voice Transcription CM
  • OnBoard Voice Transcription LM
  • PAO Commentary
  • Technical Air-to-Ground Transcription
  • Voice Transcript Geology
CSM & Trans Lunar Activities
  • CSM Rescue Book
  • CSM Solo Book
  • CSM SPS Final Flight Evaluation
  • GNC Performance Analysis
  • Stowage List
Lunar Module & Lunar Activities
  • ALSEP Deployment
  • EMU Operational Procedures
  • EVA Comm Surveyor 3
  • EVA Suit Checklist CDR
  • EVA Suit Checklist LMP
  • Guidance & Navigation Dictionary
  • LM Activation Checklist
  • LM Ascent Propulsion System Final Flight Evaluation
  • LM Data Card Book
  • LM Data Card Book 2
  • LM Descent Engine Final Flight Evaluation
  • LM Rendezvous Abort Book
  • LM Systems Activation Checklist
  • LM Timeline Book
  • Lunar Conductivity from Magnetometer Experiment
  • Lunar Landmark Locations
  • Lunar Surface Checklist
  • Lunar Surface Operations Plan
  • Surveyor 3 Material & Photographic Analysis
  • Surveyor 3 Parts & Materials Lunar Effects
  • Surveyor 3 Scoop Sample Examination
  • Surveyor 3 Television Cable Analysis
Photography & Video
  • CSM Lunar Landmarks Map
  • Lunar Photography
  • Photographic Catalog 70mm
  • Photography 70mm 16mm 35mm Frame Index
Mission Debrief
  • Biological Sciences & Containment
  • Lunar Sample Information
  • Mission Operation Report
  • Mission Report
  • Physical Properties of Lunar Fines
  • Post Launch Mission Operation Report 1
  • Preliminary Science Report
  • Relativistic Time Corrections
  • Technical Crew Debriefing
  • Trajectory Reconstruction & Postflight Analysis

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"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." - President John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961