Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad

Charles "Pete" Conrad was the third man to walk on the Moon. He and Alan Bean touched down on the lunar surface during the 1969 Apollo 12 mission.

Conrad had previously flown into space aboard the pioneering Gemini 5 and 11 missions.

Conrad also flew to the Skylab space station in 1973 and conducted scientific experiments and made repairs to the orbiting solar observation laboratory.

Photo: Pete Conrad looks out of the recovery helicopter window after the Gemini 5 splashdown (NASA)

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Pete Conrad

About Pete Conrad

The third Moon walker also visited America's first space station.

About Pete Conrad

Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. (June 2, 1930 – July 8, 1999) was a U.S. Navy officer and NASA astronaut, and during the Apollo 12 mission became the third man to walk on the Moon. He set an eight-day space endurance record along with his command pilot Gordon Cooper on the Gemini 5 mission, and commanded the Gemini 11 mission. After Apollo, he commanded the Skylab 2 mission (the first manned one), on which he and his crewmates repaired significant launch damage to the Skylab space station. For this, President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978.

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