Apollo 12 40th Anniversary Medallion with Space Flown Metal
Superb Collectible Celebrating 40 Years of the Apollo Moonlandings.
APOLLO 40th ANNIVERSARY MEDALLION - Contains metal flown to the moon on Apollo missions!
Historic First! This 1.75" diameter two-sided Medallion includes Apollo Flown Metal! On one side is the Apollo 12 mission insignia motif ,inscribed on this side is: APOLLO 40th ANNIVERSARY - OFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE - THIS MEDALLION CONTAINS METAL FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO MISSIONS
On the opposite side is the Apollo 40 Years Logo. Inscribed on this side is: EXPLORING THE MOON, DISCOVERING EARTH - CELEBRATE APOLLO
Considering the real value of this historic medallion, the cost is significantly below what would be expected of a collectible such as this. Dimensionally rendered in nickel/silver. Includes a Circular Presentation Case.
Two sided Medallion is 1.75" in diameter
- Medallion contains Apollo flown metal that went to the moon!
- A Beautiful Silver / Sandblasted Finish
- Includes medallion case
The Apollo 12 mission was the first opportunity in the scientific exploration of the Moon to sample extensively the rocks within half a kilometer of the landing site.
Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon Jr. remained in lunar orbit as the Apollo 12 Lunar Module landed on the northwest rim of the Surveyor Crater in the Ocean of Storms. The landing site was at 23 degrees 4 minutes west longitude and 3 degrees 2 minutes south latitude, approximately 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of Lansberg Crater and due north of the center of Mare Cognitum. The landing site is near a ray associated with the Copernicus Crater, which is approximately 370 kilometers (230 miles) to the north, and is characterized by a distinctive cluster of craters ranging from 50 to 400 meters in diameter.
During two moon walks totaling 7 hours and 45 minutes, the astronauts collected lunar soil and additional surface samples along a geologic traverse. Commander Charles Conrad Jr. and Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean obtained material from the bottom of a shallow trench and brought back several items from the Surveyor 3 spacecraft. The astronauts caught some of the solar wind in an aluminum foil, and they took photographs of the lunar surface and crew activities with 70-mm Hasselblad cameras and a close-up stereoscopic camera.