Launch: 14 November
Crew: Alan Bean,
Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon
The mission made
a precision landing on the lunar surface in the Sea of Storms on 19 November
at 110 hours 32 minutes, 535 feet northwest of the unmanned lunarlander,
Surveyor 3, which had soft-landed on 20 April 1967. Surveyor was examined,
photographed and its l7 pound television camera and other parts recovered.
The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) was deployed and left
on the moon's surface to gather scientific, seismic and engineering data
over a long period. The mission collected 75 pounds of lunar material and
ended after 244 hours 36 minutes with splashdown in the Pacific.