Apollo 12 Timeline

 

 

Event

GET

(hhh:mm:ss)

GMT

Time

GMT

Date

Countdown started.

-098:00:00

00:00:00

9 Nov 1969

Scheduled 12-hour hold at T-66 hours.

-066:00:00

07:00:00

10 Nov 1969

Countdown resumed at T-66 hours.

-066:00:00

20:00:00

10 Nov 1969

Scheduled 16-hour hold at T-48 hours.

-048:00:00

08:00:00

11 Nov 1969

Countdown resumed at T-48 hours.

-048:00:00

00:00:00

12 Nov 1969

Terminal countdown started.

-028:00:00

02:00:00

13 Nov 1969

Unscheduled 6-hour hold at T-17 hours to replace CSM LH2 tank #2 due to leak.

-017:00:00

13:00:00

13 Nov 1969

Countdown resumed at T-17 hours.

-017:00:00

19:00:00

13 Nov 1969

Scheduled 9-hour 22-minute hold at T-9 hours (shortened by 6 hours to avert launch delay).

-009:00:00

03:00:00

14 Nov 1969

Countdown resumed at T-9 hours.

-009:00:00

06:22:00

14 Nov 1969

Scheduled 1-hour hold at T-3 hours 30 minutes.

-003:30:00

11:52:00

14 Nov 1969

Countdown resumed at T-3 hours 30 minutes.

-003:30:00

12:52:00

14 Nov 1969

Guidance reference release.

-000:00:16.968

16:21:43

14 Nov 1969

S-IC engine start command.

-000:00:08.9

16:21:51

14 Nov 1969

S-IC engine ignition (#5).

-000:00:06.5

16:21:53

14 Nov 1969

All S-IC engines thrust OK.

-000:00:01.4

16:21:58

14 Nov 1969

Range zero.

000:00:00.00

16:22:00

14 Nov 1969

All holddown arms released (1st motion) (1.09 g).

000:00:00.25

16:22:00

14 Nov 1969

Liftoff (umbilical disconnected).

000:00:00.68

16:22:00

14 Nov 1969

Tower clearance yaw maneuver started.

000:00:02.4

16:22:02

14 Nov 1969

Yaw maneuver ended.

000:00:10.2

16:22:10

14 Nov 1969

Pitch and roll maneuver started.

000:00:12.8

16:22:12

14 Nov 1969

Roll maneuver ended.

000:00:32.3

16:22:32

14 Nov 1969

1st electrical disturbance (lightning).

000:00:36.5

16:22:36

14 Nov 1969

2nd electrical disturbance (lightning).

000:00:52

16:22:52

14 Nov 1969

Mach 1 achieved.

000:01:06.1

16:23:06

14 Nov 1969

Maximum bending moment achieved (37,000,000 lbf-in).

000:01:17.5

16:23:17

14 Nov 1969

Maximum dynamic pressure (682.95 lb/ft2).

000:01:21.1

16:23:21

14 Nov 1969

S-IC center engine cutoff command.

000:02:15.24

16:24:15

14 Nov 1969

Fuel cell power restored to buses.

000:02:22

16:24:22

14 Nov 1969

Pitch maneuver ended.

000:02:38.1

16:24:38

14 Nov 1969

S-IC outboard engine cutoff.

000:02:41.74

16:24:41

14 Nov 1969

S-IC maximum total inertial acceleration (3.91 g).

000:02:41.82

16:24:41

14 Nov 1969

S-IC maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:02:42.18

16:24:42

14 Nov 1969

S-IC/S-II separation command.

000:02:42.4

16:24:42

14 Nov 1969

S-II engine start command.

000:02:43.17

16:24:43

14 Nov 1969

S-II ignition.

000:02:43.2

16:24:43

14 Nov 1969

S-II aft interstage jettisoned.

000:03:12.4

16:25:12

14 Nov 1969

Launch escape tower jettisoned.

000:03:17.9

16:25:17

14 Nov 1969

Iterative guidance mode initiated.

000:03:22.5

16:25:22

14 Nov 1969

S-IC apex.

000:04:35.6

16:26:35

14 Nov 1969

S-II center engine cutoff.

000:07:40.75

16:29:40

14 Nov 1969

S-II maximum total inertial acceleration (1.83 g).

000:07:40.83

16:29:40

14 Nov 1969

S-II outboard engine cutoff.

000:09:12.34

16:31:12

14 Nov 1969

S-II maximum Earth-fixed velocity. S-II/S-IVB separation command.

000:09:13.20

16:31:13

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 1st burn start command.

000:09:13.30

16:31:13

14 Nov 1969

S-IC impact (theoretical).

000:09:14.5

16:31:14

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 1st burn ignition.

000:09:16.60

16:31:16

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB ullage case jettisoned.

000:09:25.1

16:31:25

14 Nov 1969

S-II apex.

000:09:41.7

16:31:41

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 1st burn cutoff.

000:11:33.91

16:33:33

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 1st burn maximum total inertial acceleration (0.69 g).

000:11:33.99

16:33:34

14 Nov 1969

Earth orbit insertion; S-IVB 1st burn maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:11:43.91

16:33:43

14 Nov 1969

Maneuver to local horizontal attitude started.

000:11:54.2

16:33:54

14 Nov 1969

Orbital navigation started.

000:13:15.1

16:35:15

14 Nov 1969

S-II impact (theoretical).

000:20:21.6

16:42:21

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 2nd burn restart preparation.

002:37:44.50

18:59:44

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 2nd burn restart command.

002:47:15.10

19:09:15

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 2nd burn ignition.

002:47:22.80

19:09:22

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 2nd burn cutoff.

002:53:03.94

19:15:03

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 2nd burn maximum total inertial acceleration (1.48 g).

002:53:04.02

19:15:04

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB 2nd burn maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

002:53:04.32

19:15:04

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB safing procedures started.

002:53:04.6

19:15:04

14 Nov 1969

Translunar injection.

002:53:13.94

19:15:13

14 Nov 1969

Maneuver to local horizontal attitude and orbital navigation started.

002:53:24.4

19:15:24

14 Nov 1969

1st LH2 tank CVS open.

002:54:20

19:16:20

14 Nov 1969

Cold helium dump start.

002:54:55

19:16:55

14 Nov 1969

1st LOX tank NPV valve closed.

002:57:05

19:19:05

14 Nov 1969

2nd LH2 tank latching valve open.

003:04:00

19:26:00

14 Nov 1969

1st LH2 tank latching valve closed.

003:08:03.9

19:30:03

14 Nov 1969

Maneuver to transposition and docking attitude started.

003:08:05.0

19:30:05

14 Nov 1969

Cold helium dump stop.

003:08:30

19:30:30

14 Nov 1969

1st LH2 tank CVS closed.

003:09:05

19:31:05

14 Nov 1969

CSM separated from S-IVB.

003:18:04.9

19:40:04

14 Nov 1969

TV transmission started.

003:25

19:47

14 Nov 1969

CSM docked with LM/S-IVB.

003:26:53.3

19:48:53

14 Nov 1969

Engine start-tank dump start.

003:53:04.9

20:15:04

14 Nov 1969

Ambient repressurization helium dump start.

003:53:05

20:15:05

14 Nov 1969

Cold helium dump start.

003:54:00

20:16:00

14 Nov 1969

Ambient repressurization helium dump stop.

003:54:07

20:16:07

14 Nov 1969

Engine start-tank dump stop.

003:55:34.9

20:17:34

14 Nov 1969

2nd LH2 tank latching valve closed.

003:56:35

20:18:35

14 Nov 1969

Cold helium dump stop.

004:08:35

20:30:35

14 Nov 1969

CSM/LM ejected from S-IVB.

004:13:00.9

20:35:00

14 Nov 1969

Observation and photography of two ventings from the S-IVB burner area started.

004:19:20

20:41:20

14 Nov 1969

Maneuver to evasive attitude start.

004:20:00

20:42:00

14 Nov 1969

Maneuver to evasive attitude stop.

004:23:20

20:45:20

14 Nov 1969

1st APS evasive maneuver ignition/S-IVB stage control helium dump start.

004:26:40

20:48:40

14 Nov 1969

Observation and photography of S-IVB ventings ended.

004:26:40

20:48:40

14 Nov 1969

Cold helium dump start.

004:26:41.2

20:48:41

14 Nov 1969

TV transmission ended.

004:28

20:50

14 Nov 1969

1st APS evasive maneuver cutoff.

004:28:00

20:50:00

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB APS ullage evasive maneuver started.

004:28:01.4

20:50:01

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB APS ullage evasive maneuver ended.

004:29:21.4

20:51:21

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB slingshot maneuver - Propulsive LH2 vent (CVS).

004:36:20.4

20:58:20

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB maneuver to lunar slingshot attitude for solar orbit initiated.

004:36:21.0

20:58:21

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB slingshot maneuver - LOX dump started.

004:48:00.2

21:10:00

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB slingshot maneuver - LOX dump ended.

004:48:58.2

21:10:58

14 Nov 1969

2nd LOX tank NPV valve open.

004:49:00

21:11:00

14 Nov 1969

3rd LH2 tank latching valve open.

004:50:07.2

21:12:07

14 Nov 1969

Cold helium dump stop.

004:50:50

21:12:50

14 Nov 1969

Engine control helium dump start.

004:58:00

21:20:00

14 Nov 1969

Engine control helium dump stop.

005:05:30

21:27:30

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB slingshot maneuver - APS ullage ignition (planned).

005:23:20.4

21:45:20

14 Nov 1969

Stage control helium dump stop.

005:26:40

21:48:40

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB slingshot maneuver - APS ullage cutoff.

005:28:20.4

21:50:20

14 Nov 1969

Ground commanded APS ignition.

005:29:10

21:51:00

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB slingshot maneuver - APS ullage ignition (unplanned).

005:29:13.2

21:51:13

14 Nov 1969

Ground commanded APS cutoff.

005:33:40

21:55:40

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB slingshot maneuver - APS ullage cutoff.

005:33:43.2

21:55:43

14 Nov 1969

S-IVB maneuver to communications attitude initiated.

005:36:37.0

21:58:37

14 Nov 1969

LMP entered LM.

007:20

23:42

14 Nov 1969

LM inspection.

007:30

23:52

14 Nov 1969

LMP entered CM.

008:10

00:32

15 Nov 1969

LMP entered LM.

010:40

03:02

15 Nov 1969

LMP entered CM.

010:50

03:12

15 Nov 1969

TV transmission started.

030:18

22:40

15 Nov 1969

Midcourse correction ignition.

030:52:44.36

23:14:44

15 Nov 1969

Midcourse correction cutoff.

030:52:53.55

23:14:53

15 Nov 1969

TV transmission ended.

031:05

23:27

15 Nov 1969

TV transmission started.

062:52

07:14

17 Nov 1969

LMP entered LM.

063:10

07:32

17 Nov 1969

LMP entered CM.

063:45

08:07

17 Nov 1969

TV transmission ended.

063:48

08:10

17 Nov 1969

Equigravisphere.

068:30:00

12:52:00

17 Nov 1969

Rendezvous transponder activation and self-test.

079:35

23:57

17 Nov 1969

System checks for lunar orbit insertion maneuver.

082:00

02:22

18 Nov 1969

Lunar orbit insertion ignition.

083:25:23.36

03:47:23

18 Nov 1969

Lunar orbit insertion cutoff.

083:31:15.61

03:53:15

18 Nov 1969

TV transmission started.

084:00

04:22

18 Nov 1969

TV transmission ended.

084:33

04:55

18 Nov 1969

S-IVB closest approach to lunar surface.

085:48

06:10

18 Nov 1969

System checks for lunar orbit circularization maneuver.

086:30

06:52

18 Nov 1969

Lunar orbit circularization ignition.

087:48:48.08

08:10:48

18 Nov 1969

Lunar orbit circularization cutoff.

087:49:04.99

08:11:05

18 Nov 1969

LMP entered LM.

089:20

09:42

18 Nov 1969

LM activation and checkout.

089:45

10:07

18 Nov 1969

LM deactivation and LMP transferred back to CM.

090:30

10:52

18 Nov 1969

LMP entered LM.

103:45

00:07

19 Nov 1969

LM system checks.

104:04

00:26

19 Nov 1969

CDR entered LM.

104:20

00:42

19 Nov 1969

LM system checks.

104:30

00:52

19 Nov 1969

LMP entered CM.

104:40

01:02

19 Nov 1969

LMP entered LM. System checks.

105:00

01:22

19 Nov 1969

TV transmission started.

107:50

04:12

19 Nov 1969

CSM/LM undocked.

107:54:02.3

04:16:02

19 Nov 1969

CSM/LM separation maneuver ignition.

108:24:36.8

04:46:36

19 Nov 1969

CSM/LM separation maneuver cutoff.

108:24:51.2

04:46:51

19 Nov 1969

TV transmission ended.

108:30

04:52

19 Nov 1969

LM descent orbit insertion ignition (SPS).

109:23:39.9

05:45:39

19 Nov 1969

LM descent orbit insertion cutoff.

109:24:08.9

05:46:08

19 Nov 1969

LM powered descent engine ignition.

110:20:38.1

06:42:38

19 Nov 1969

LM throttle up.

110:21:05

06:43:05

19 Nov 1969

LM landing site correction initiated.

110:22:03

06:44:03

19 Nov 1969

LM landing site correction entered.

110:22:27

06:44:27

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar altitude lock.

110:24:00

06:46:00

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar velocity lock.

110:24:04

06:46:04

19 Nov 1969

LM “permit landing radar updates” entered.

110:24:09

06:46:09

19 Nov 1969

LM state-vector update allowed.

110:24:25

06:46:25

19 Nov 1969

LM “permit landing radar updates” exited.

110:24:31

06:46:31

19 Nov 1969

LM abort guidance system altitude updated.

110:26:08

06:48:08

19 Nov 1969

LM velocity update initiated.

110:26:24

06:48:24

19 Nov 1969

LM X-axis override inhibited.

110:26:39

06:48:39

19 Nov 1969

LM throttle recovery.

110:27:01

06:49:01

19 Nov 1969

LM abort guidance system altitude updated.

110:27:26

06:49:26

19 Nov 1969

LM approach phase entered.

110:29:11

06:51:11

19 Nov 1969

LM landing point designator enabled.

110:29:14

06:51:14

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar antenna to position 2.

110:29:18

06:51:18

19 Nov 1969

LM abort guidance system altitude updated.

110:29:20

06:51:20

19 Nov 1969

LM redesignation right.

110:29:44

06:51:44

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar switched to low scale.

110:29:47

06:51:47

19 Nov 1969

LM redesignation long.

110:30:02

06:52:02

19 Nov 1969

LM redesignation long.

110:30:06

06:52:06

19 Nov 1969

LM redesignation right.

110:30:12

06:52:12

19 Nov 1969

LM redesignation short.

110:30:30

06:52:30

18 Nov 1969

LM redesignation right.

110:30:42

06:52:42

19 Nov 1969

LM attitude hold mode selected.

110:30:46

06:52:46

19 Nov 1969

LM rate of descent landing phase entered.

110:30:50

06:52:50

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar data dropout.

110:31:18

06:53:18

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar data recovery.

110:31:24

06:53:24

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar data dropout.

110:31:27

06:53:27

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar data recovery.

110:31:37

06:53:37

19 Nov 1969

1st photographic evidence of surface dust disturbed by descent engine.

110:31:44

06:53:44

19 Nov 1969

LM premature low level fuel light on tank #2.

110:31:59.6

06:53:59

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar data dropout.

110:32:00

06:54:00

19 Nov 1969

LM landing radar data recovery.

110:32:04

06:54:04

19 Nov 1969

Lunar dust completely obscured landing site.

110:32:11

06:54:11

19 Nov 1969

LM powered descent engine cutoff.

110:32:35.1

06:54:35

19 Nov 1969

LM lunar landing.

110:32:36.2

06:54:36

19 Nov 1969

1st EVA started (egress).

115:10:35

11:32:35

19 Nov 1969

CDR on lunar surface. Environmental familiarization.

115:22:22

11:44:22

19 Nov 1969

Contingency sample collected (CDR). CDR activities photographed (LMP).

115:25:41

11:47:41

19 Nov 1969

Equipment bag transferred (LMP to CDR).

115:38:53

12:00:53

19 Nov 1969

Contingency sample site photographed (CDR).

115:46:57

12:08:57

19 Nov 1969

LMP egress.

115:49:41

12:11:41

19 Nov 1969

LMP on lunar surface.

115:51:50

12:13:50

19 Nov 1969

S-band antenna deployed (CDR).

116:09:38

12:31:38

19 Nov 1969

Solar wind composition experiment deployed (LMP).

116:13:17

12:35:17

19 Nov 1969

United States flag deployed (CDR).

116:19:31

12:41:31

19 Nov 1969

Panoramic photography complete (CDR).

116:25:51

12:47:51

19 Nov 1969

LM inspection complete (LMP).

116:31:46

12:53:46

19 Nov 1969

Experiment package unloaded (CDR, LMP).

116:32

12:54

19 Nov 1969

Experiment package transferred (CDR, LMP).

116:52

13:14

19 Nov 1969

Experiment package deployed (CDR) and activated (LMP).

117:01

13:23

19 Nov 1969

Return traverse started (CDR, LMP).

118:00

14:22

19 Nov 1969

Sample container packing started (CDR).

118:27

14:49

19 Nov 1969

Core tube sample gathered (LMP).

118:35

14:57

19 Nov 1969

LMP on ladder for ingress.

118:50:46

15:12:46

19 Nov 1969

LMP inside LM.

118:52:18

15:14:18

19 Nov 1969

Equipment transfer bag in LM (CDR to LMP).

118:56:19

15:18:19

19 Nov 1969

Sample return container in LM (CDR to LMP).

118:58:30

15:20:30

19 Nov 1969

CDR on LM footpad.

119:02:11

15:24:11

19 Nov 1969

CDR inside LM.

119:05:17

15:27:17

19 Nov 1969

1st EVA ended (hatch closed).

119:06:38

15:28:38

19 Nov 1969

CSM plane change ignition (SPS).

119:47:13.23

16:09:13

19 Nov 1969

CSM plane change cutoff.

119:47:31.46

16:09:31

19 Nov 1969

Debriefing for 1st EVA.

120:45

17:07

19 Nov 1969

2nd EVA started (egress).

131:32:45

03:54:45

20 Nov 1969

Safety monitoring of CDR descent to surface by LMP.

131:35

03:57

20 Nov 1969

CDR set foot on lunar surface.

131:37

03:59

20 Nov 1969

CDR transferred equipment bag.

131:39

04:01

20 Nov 1969

CDR prepared for traverse. LMP began egress.

131:44

04:06

20 Nov 1969

Contrast chart photographs taken by LMP.

131:49

04:11

20 Nov 1969

Initial geological traverse started (CDR).

132:00

04:22

20 Nov 1969

Initial geological traverse started (LMP).

132:11

04:33

20 Nov 1969

Core tube sample gathered (CDR).

133:23

05:45

20 Nov 1969

Final geological traverse started (CDR).

133:36

05:58

20 Nov 1969

Surveyor spacecraft inspected (CDR, LMP).

133:53

06:15

20 Nov 1969

Sample container packing and close-up photographs (LMP).

134:46

07:08

20 Nov 1969

Solar wind composition experiment retrieved.

134:55

07:17

20 Nov 1969

Ingress (LMP).

135:08

07:30

20 Nov 1969

Equipment transferred (CDR to LMP).

135:11

07:33

20 Nov 1969

Ingress (CDR) started.

135:20

07:42

20 Nov 1969

2nd EVA ended (ingress completed).

135:22:00

07:44:00

20 Nov 1969

LM equipment jettisoned.

136:55

09:17

20 Nov 1969

Debriefing for 2nd EVA.

138:20

10:42

20 Nov 1969

LM lunar liftoff ignition (LM APS).

142:03:47.78

14:25:47

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage orbit insertion.

142:10:59.9

14:32:59

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage cutoff.

142:11:01.78

14:33:01

20 Nov 1969

LM RCS trim burn (due to overburn on ascent) cutoff.

142:11:51.78

14:33:51

20 Nov 1969

LM coelliptic sequence initiation ignition.

143:01:51.0

15:23:51

20 Nov 1969

LM coelliptic sequence initiation cutoff.

143:02:32.1

15:24:32

20 Nov 1969

LM constant differential height maneuver ignition.

144:00:02.6

16:22:02

20 Nov 1969

LM constant differential height maneuver cutoff.

144:00:15.6

16:22:15

20 Nov 1969

LM terminal phase initiation ignition.

144:36:26

16:58:26

20 Nov 1969

LM terminal phase initiation cutoff.

144:36:52

16:58:52

20 Nov 1969

LM 1st midcourse correction.

144:51:29

17:13:29

20 Nov 1969

LM 2nd midcourse correction.

145:06:29

17:28:29

20 Nov 1969

LM terminal phase finalize ignition.

145:19:29.3

17:41:29

20 Nov 1969

LM terminal phase finalize cutoff.

145:20:07.3

17:42:07

20 Nov 1969

CSM/LM docked.

145:36:20.2

17:58:20

20 Nov 1969

CDR entered CM.

147:05

19:27

20 Nov 1969

LMP entered CM.

147:20

19:42

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage jettisoned.

147:59:31.6

20:21:31

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage separation maneuver ignition.

148:04:30.9

20:26:30

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage separation maneuver cutoff.

148:04:36.3

20:26:36

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage deorbit ignition.

149:28:14.8

21:50:14

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage deorbit cutoff.

149:29:36.9

21:51:36

20 Nov 1969

LM ascent stage impact on lunar surface.

149:55:17.7

22:17:17

20 Nov 1969

CSM lunar orbit plane change ignition.

159:04:45.47

07:26:45

21 Nov 1969

CSM lunar orbit plane change cutoff.

159:05:04.72

07:27:04

21 Nov 1969

CSM landmark tracking and photography.

160:15

08:37

21 Nov 1969

CSM landmark tracking and photography.

165:05

13:27

21 Nov 1969

CSM landmark tracking and photography.

166:50

15:12

21 Nov 1969

CSM landmark tracking and photography.

171:20

19:42

21 Nov 1969

Transearth injection ignition (SPS).

172:27:16.81

20:49:16

21 Nov 1969

Transearth injection cutoff.

172:29:27.13

20:51:27

21 Nov 1969

TV transmission started.

172:45

21:07

21 Nov 1969

TV transmission ended.

173:23

21:45

21 Nov 1969

Midcourse correction ignition.

188:27:15.8

12:49:15

22 Nov 1969

Midcourse correction cutoff.

188:27:20.2

12:49:20

22 Nov 1969

High-gain antenna test started.

191:15

15:37

22 Nov 1969

High-gain antenna test ended.

194:00

18:22

22 Nov 1969

High-gain antenna test started.

214:00

14:22

23 Nov 1969

High-gain antenna test ended.

216:40

17:02

23 Nov 1969

TV transmission started.

224:07

00:29

24 Nov 1969

TV transmission ended.

224:44

01:06

24 Nov 1969

Midcourse correction ignition.

241:21:59.7

17:43:59

24 Nov 1969

Midcourse correction cutoff.

241:22:05.4

17:44:05

24 Nov 1969

CM/SM separation.

244:07:20.1

20:29:20

24 Nov 1969

Entry.

244:22:19.09

20:44:19

24 Nov 1969

Radar contact with CM established by recovery ship.

244:24

20:46

24 Nov 1969

S-band contact with CM established by rescue aircraft.

244:28

20:50

24 Nov 1969

Drogue parachute deployed

244:30:39.7

20:52:39

24 Nov 1969

VHF recovery beacon contact established with CM by recovery forces.

244:31

20:53

24 Nov 1969

Main parachute deployed.

244:31:30.2

20:53:30

24 Nov 1969

VHF voice contact with CM established by aircraft and recovery ship.

244:32

20:54

24 Nov 1969

Splashdown (went to apex-down).

244:36:25

20:58:25

24 Nov 1969

CM returned to apex-up position.

244:40:51

21:02:51

24 Nov 1969

Swimmers deployed to CM.

244:46

21:08

24 Nov 1969

Flotation collar inflated.

244:53

21:15

24 Nov 1969

Hatch opened for respirator transfer.

245:14

21:36

24 Nov 1969

Hatch opened for crew egress.

245:18

21:40

24 Nov 1969

Crew aboard recovery ship.

245:36

21:58

24 Nov 1969

Crew entered mobile quarantine facility.

245:44

22:06

24 Nov 1969

CM lifted from water.

246:24

22:46

24 Nov 1969

CM secured to quarantine facility.

247:53

00:15

25 Nov 1969

CM hatch opened.

248:18

00:40

25 Nov 1969

Sample containers 1 and 2 removed from CM.

249:30

01:52

25 Nov 1969

Container 1 removed from mobile quarantine facility.

250:52

03:14

25 Nov 1969

Container 1, controlled temperature shipping container 1, and film flown to Samoa.

254:18

06:40

25 Nov 1969

Container 2 removed from mobile quarantine facility.

255:49

08:11

25 Nov 1969

Container 2, remainder of biological samples and film flown to Samoa.

259:08

11:30

25 Nov 1969

Container 1, controlled temperature shipping container 1, and film arrived in Houston, TX.

268:23

20:45

25 Nov 1969

CM hatch secured and decontaminated.

270:01

22:23

25 Nov 1969

Mobile quarantine facility secured after removal of transfer tunnel.

271:08

23:30

25 Nov 1969

Container 2, remainder of biological samples, and film arrived in Houston.

276:26

04:48

26 Nov 1969

Mobile quarantine facility and CM offloaded in Hawaii.

345:56

02:18

29 Nov 1969

Safing of CM pyrotechnics completed.

352:18

08:40

29 Nov 1969

Mobile quarantine facility arrived at Ellington AFB, Houston.

355:28

11:50

29 Nov 1969

Crew in Lunar Receiving Laboratory, Houston.

357:28

13:50

29 Nov 1969

Deactivation of CM fuel and oxidizer completed at Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

405:53

14:15

01 Dec 1969

CM delivered to Lunar Receiving Laboratory.

435:08

19:30

02 Dec 1969

Crew released from quarantine.

12 Dec 1969

CM delivered to contractor’s facility in Downey, CA.

11 Jan 1969

ALSEP central station turned off by ground command.

30 Sep 1977

 

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