Apollo 12 launched on 19 November 1969. Commander Charles Conrad Jr., USN and Commander Alan L. Bean, USN, walked on the moon in the Ocean of Storms during the Apollo 12 mission. Commander Richard F. Gordon Jr., USN, Command Module Pilot, remained in lunar orbit. During the mission lasting 10 days, 4 hours, and 36 minutes, the astronauts recovered 243 pounds of lunar material. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Hornet (CVS-12).
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