Man and Machine
Date: 20 Nov 1969
Apollo 12 Commander Charles Conrad Jr. examines the unmanned Surveyor III spacecraft during his second extravehicular activity on the Moon. Unmanned Surveyor spacecraft pioneered the technology that enabled Apollo astronauts to reach the Moon.
The Lunar Module (LM) Intrepid is in the right background. This picture was taken by astronaut Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot.
Intrepid landed on the Moon's Ocean of Storms only 600 feet from Surveyor III. The television camera and several other components were taken from Surveyor III and brought back to Earth for scientific analysis.