Remembering Pete — Apollo 12 Commander Pete Conrad was born on this date in 1930. Conrad is shown here during preparation for the Gemini 5 launch in August 1965.
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Pete Conrad was a highly intelligent, courageous individual – without question one of America’s finest sons. To lose him as a result of a motorcycle accident is worse than tragic.
This was the first — and, to date, only — occasion in which humans have “caught up” to a probe sent to land on another world.