Nevada Appeal at 150: Nov. 25, 1969: Moon rocks and a knot on the head | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: Nov. 25, 1969: Moon rocks and a knot on the head

Healthy and relaxed in their quarantine trailer, America’s untouchable astronauts aboard Apollo 12 sailed toward Hawaii today while eager scientists prepared to open their moon-rock treasure chests. Charles Conrad Jr., Richard F. Gordon Jr. and Alan L. Bean showed no ill effects from their 10-day lunar expedition — except for a knot on Bean’s head. He hit it during splashdown and appeared at the back window of the quarantine quarters wearing a bandage. The splashdown in the Pacific Ocean ended the second manned mission to the Moon.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.