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Manned Space Flight Quarterly Report, No. 27 - October-December 1969
Hardin-Simmons University Library
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1969 1970 |
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| English
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    Apollo 12 launched on November 14, 1969, landing on the Moon on November 19
    The crew begins lunar-landing maneuvers
    Extravehicular activity
    Inspection of the Surveyor 3 spacecraft, which landed on the Moon more than two years earlier
    One last experiment
    The space vehicle is struck by lightning during takeoff
    Apollo 13 is moved to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center
    Ken Mattingly did not end up flying on Apollo 13. Seven days before launch, a member of the backup crew contracted rubella, exposing both the prime and backup crew to the sickness. Unlike the other crew members, Mattingly never had rubella as a child, and thus lacked an immunity against it. Consequently, Jack Swigert replaced him as Command Module Pilot three days before launch. Mattingly later flew on Apollo 16. 
    Equipment developments and testing
    Briefing charts for the Integrated Program Plan, including the Skylab and Space Shuttle programs
    Mars Excursion Module