S69-38323 (28 June 1969) --- Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot of the Apollo 11 flight, is seen inside an Apollo Command Module (CM) mockup in Building 5 practicing procedures with the Apollo docking mechanism in preparation for the scheduled Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Collins is at the CM's docking tunnel which provides passageway to and from the Lunar Module (LM) following docking, and after removal of the tunnel hatches, docking probe and drogue.
Apollo 12 launch
The huge, 363-foot tall Apollo 12 (Spacecraft 108/Lunar Module 6/Saturn 507) Space Vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, at 11:22 a.m. (EST). Aboard the Apollo 12 spacecraft were Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Commander; Richard F. Gordon Jr., Command Module Pilot; and Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module Pilot. Image Number: S69-58564 Date: November 14, 1969
31 January 1971, 21:03:02 UTC, T plus 000:00:00.57 - This Day in Aviation
31 January 1971, 04:03:02 a.m., Eastern Standard Time: Apollo 14 (AS-509) lifted off for The Moon from Space Flight Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Mission Commander was Captain Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., United States Navy. The Command Module Pilot was Colonel Stuart Allen Roosa, United States Air Force, and the … Continue reading 31 January 1971, 21:03:02 UTC, T plus 000:00:00.57 →
Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong (rear) and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. Aldrin (front) practice lunar surface mobility at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, on April 18, 1969. Aldrin has a camera attached to the chest area of his space suit. This method of attaching the camera is under study. The astronauts are in pressurized space suits.