On the Apollo 12 mission rookie astronaut Alan Bean becomes the fourth person to walk on the moon.
Did You Know?
Pete Conrad and Al Bean really did float back in to the Command Module naked. As Conrad stated in a letter to Aviation Week magazine on May 27, 1974, Dick Gordon didn't want them bringing moon dust with them. So they took off their spacesuits and long underwear before coming back onboard. See more
When Al Bean raises his outer reflective sun visor for a photograph, he also raises the inner visor. In actual moonwalks, this second inner visor would always be left down, as it protected the inner pressure helmet from micro-meteoroid impacts, and the wearer's face from UV rays. See more
And I realized, when you go through any endeavor, any journey, whether across town or to the moon and back, all that matters is that you share the experience with people you love. That's what makes life special. Because ultimately, that's all there is. That's really all there is.
On the 1999 UK VHS version, three uses of strong language (one said by a newscaster and two by astronauts) were cut out by the BBFC in order to avoid getting a 15 rating and to keep the episode in line with the rest of the series (at a PG rating). When the series was re-submitted in 2006 for the DVD release, the episode was passed uncut with a 15 rating. See more
Up Around the Bend
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Written by John Fogerty
(as John C. Fogerty)
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc. See more