Charles Conrad, Jr. Alan Bean Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
November 14, 1969
November 24, 1969
10 Days, 4 hours 31 hrs on the Moon
First to encounter another spacecraft on the Moon
This sample was cut from a spacesuit oxygen hose that supplied breathing air to the Apollo 12 crew during launch and docking phases of the second lunar landing mission. When not connected to the spacesuits, the hoses provided fresh oxygen to the cabin. After the mission, parts of the oxygen hose assemblies were analyzed. The hoses were cut into 6-inch segments, and some were then split in half. This shaving was created as a result of those procedures.