Surveyor 3 and the Apollo 12 Lunar Module on the Moon
Date: 20 Nov 1969
This image shows the Surveyor 3 spacecraft, which landed on 20 April 1967, and in the background the Apollo 12 lunar module.
The lunar module landed about 180 m from Surveyor, and on the second moonwalk EVA on 20 November astronauts Conrad and Bean visited the craft, took pictures and removed some parts for return to Earth. The sample scoop on a pantograph arm projects to the right, the cylinder just to the right of the center mast is the camera, and the solar panels are at the top of the mast. This northwest looking photo was taken by Alan Bean. The Surveyor 3 spacecraft is about 3 m from the ground to the highest point on the solar panels.
Last Update: 21 Mar 2012 (AMB)