Charles Pete Conrad Standing by the US Flag

Space Mission
Apollo 12, November 14, 1969

Alan Bean

Photo Description
Vintage chromogenic print on a fiber-based Kodak paper, 20.2 x 25.4 cm; ‘A Kodak Paper’ watermarks on verso

“I’ve always thought the pictures we took of each other on the Moon were all we were going to have left after it was over to remember what we did.” – Pete Conrad.

[NASA description] Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., Apollo 12 commander, stands beside the United States flag after it was unfurled on the lunar surface during the first extravehicular activity (EVA), on Nov. 19, 1969. Several footprints made by the crewmembers can be seen in the photograph. While astronauts Conrad and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot, descended in the Lunar Module (LM) “Intrepid” to explore the Ocean of Storms region of the moon, astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Yankee Clipper” in lunar orbit.