Astronaut Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, holds a container filled with lunar soil collected while exploring the lunar surface. Astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., commander, who took this picture, is reflected in the helmet visor.
This photo, for example, was supposedly taken by NASA during the Apollo 12 mission, the second flight to land on the moon. It was launched in November 1969. According to Bob Dean of Project Camelot, this photo was taken of an object several hundred feet in diameter that flew beside the Lander for awhile.
Apollo,or Apollon, is the great Olympian god of prophecy and Oracles, healing, plague, and disease, music, song, and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. He is often depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes including:–a wreath and branch of laurel; bow and quiver; raven; and lyre.
Artemis is the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness, and wild animals. She is also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage. In anciet art, Artemis is usually depicted as a girl dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and a quiver of arrows.
Togther the two gods are also bringers of sudden death and disease–Apollo targetted men and boys while Artemis targetted women and girls. They are twins born by the king of the gods Zeus and Leto, a daughter of the tians Coeus and Phoebe.
Moon Museum: Smuggling Thumb-Sized Art Into Outer Space
Moon Museum is a small ceramic wafer three-quarters of an inch by half an inch in size containing artworks by six prominent artists from the late 1960s: Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, John Chamberlain, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, and Andy Warhol. The wafer, considered the first Space Art object, was supposedly covertly attached to a leg of the Intrepid landing module, and subsequently left on the moon during Apollo 12. Though it cannot be proven whether or not Moon Museum successfully made its trip unless another lunar mission occurs, many other personal effects were in fact smuggled onto the Apollo 12 lander and hidden in the layers of gold blankets that wrapped parts of the spacecraft. Forrest Myers, the artist who initially conceived of the project, gathered the other artists’ contributions and was helped by a scientist from Bell Laboratories, Fred Waldhauer, who etched the drawings onto ceramic wafer using techniques normally used to produce telephone circuits. Waldhauer also knew a Grunman Aircraft engineer who was working on the Apollo 12 landing module, and following NASA’s vacillation on the project, convinced him to secretly place the wafer on it. The Robert Rauschenberg’s piece is a single line in the top center. To its right is a black square with thin white lines intersecting, resembling a piece of circuitry, by David Novros. Below it is John Chamberlain’s work, a template pattern which also resembles circuitry. In the lower middle is Claes Oldenburg's geometric variation on Mickey Mouse, a popular motif for the artist at the time. Myers created the work in the lower left, a computer-generated drawing of a “linked symbol” called “Interconnection.” Andy Warhol’s piece in the top left-hand corner, though ostensibly a stylized version of his initials, bears certain resemblance to a a crudely drawn penis.
(6 Oct. 1969) — Two members of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission participate in lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) simulations in the Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) Flight Crew Training Building. Here, astronauts Charles Conrad Jr. (right), commander; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot, simulate a photographic inspection of the unmanned Surveyor 3 spacecraft. The inspection of Surveyor 3, which has been resting on the moon’s Ocean of Storms since April 1967, is an important objective of the Apollo 12 mission. Selected pieces will be cut from Surveyor 3 and brought back to Earth for scientific examination.
Apollo 12 Lunar Module pilot Alan L. Bean enters spacecraft in preparation for altitude chamber test with mission commander Charles Conrad Jr. and Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot. Air was pumped out of the chamber to simulate a space environment. The Apollo 12 astronauts are scheduled to perform the nation’s second manned lunar landing.