Portrait of the crew for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission. Left to right, are Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Alan L. Bean. Photo credit: NASA

NM Museum of Space hosts free lecture – Best Camping Trip Ever: The Flight of Apollo 12

As far as lunar missions go, Apollo 12 had it all, and now the New Mexico Museum of Space History will take you along for the ride.

Follow the adventures of Pete, Al and Dick as they encounter lightning while going uphill on 7.5 million pounds of thrust, struggle with the question of what to do with day old tuna fish and pull off the first precision landing in the Apollo program. All this and more as three Navy pals go on the greatest camping trip ever, the flight of Apollo 12.

Join Museum Outreach Coordinator Tony Gondola Friday, November 1, at 9 a.m. on the museum’s first floor as he takes you on a trip to the moon and back.

The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. on the Museum’s first floor on the first Friday of each month. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.

The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are also available after the lecture the museum’s YouTube channel.

The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on December 6, 2019, and the topic will be The Remarkable Life of George M. Lowe: The Ultimate Engineer with special guest speaker and author Richard Jurek.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589, visit their website or visit and ‘like’ our Facebook page.