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This is the official crew insignia for Apollo 12, the United States' second lunar landing mission. Crew members are astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander; Richard F. Gordon Jr., command module pilot; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot. The clipper ship signifies that the crew is all Navy and symbolically relates the era of the clipper ship to the era of space flight. As the clipper ship brought foreign shores closer to the United States and marked the increased utilization of the seas by this nation, spacecraft have opened the way to the other planets and Apollo 12 marks the increased utilization of space-based on knowledge gained in earlier missions. The portion of the moon shown is representative of the Ocean of Storms area in which Apollo 12 will land. The fourth star on the badge is in honour of Clifton Williams, who was scheduled to be the lunar module pilot on the mission when he was killed in the crash of his T-38 jet on October 5, 1967. Image ID: S69-52336

Date September 1969
Author NASA


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