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Photographs of Al Bean's flown cuff checklist were taken by Ulli Lotzmann on 15 March 2001.

The xerox reproductions of the Pete Conrad's and Al Bean's flown checklists were made by the astronauts at the La Posada Hotel during the 1991 mission review conducted for the ALSJ. The fingers visible in the images of the CDR and LMP checklists are those of Pete and Al, respectively.


Apollo 12 CDR Cuff Checklist


PDF version

( 0.7 Mb ) formatted by Brian McInall.


Individual Pages

Cover ( 88k )

Signature Page and EVA-1 Elapsed Time 0+0 to 0+23 (Egress/Fam/contingency Sample) ( 80k )

EVA-1 Elapsed Time 0+26 to 1+16 (ETB, LMP Egress, S-Band, Flag, Pan Photos, ALSEP Offload) ( 88k )

EVA-1 Elapsed Time 1+36 to 2+14 (ALSEP Trav, System Interconnect, SWE (Solar Wind Spectrometer Experiment, usually SWS), LSM, C.S. Antenna) ( 96k )

EVA-1 Elapsed Time 2+25 to 3+17 (ALSEP Activate, Return Trav., SRC-1, LEC Transfer, EVA Term.) ( 88k )

EVA-2 Elapsed Time 0+0 to 0+17 (Egress, ETB Transfer, Geo. Prep) and Playmate No. 1 ( 104k )

EVA-2 Elapsed Time 0+17 to 0+30 (HTC Stow., Traverse) ( 68k )

EVA-2 Documented Samples and Polarimetry ( 92k )

EVA-2 Traverse Requirements and Sampling Procedures ( 92k )

EVA-2 Surveyor Activities at 2+00 ( 80k )
Journal Contributor Ulli Lotzmann has provided a detail showing the two 'snoopy' astronauts carrying the boltcutters. Drawing by Ernie Reyes.

Playmate No. 2 and EVA-2 Surveyor Activities (Continued) ( 120k)

EVA-2 Elapsed Time 2+46 to 3+20 (SRC-2, LEC Transfer, EVA Term.) ( 92k)

EMU Malfunction Procedures 1 to 3 ( 84k )

EMU Malfunction Procedures 4 to 6 ( 96k )

EMU Malfunction Procedures 7 to 11 ( 104k )

Geology Phrases I ( 68k )

Geology Phrases II ( 84k )


Apollo 12 LMP Cuff Checklist


PDF version made from the xerox reproductions made by Al Bean at La Posada in 1991.

( 0.9 Mb ) formatted by Brian McInall.


Individual Pages- photographed by Ulli Lotzmann on 15 March 2001.

Back of the Aluminum Arc with Velcro Strap ( 1149k )
The Aluminum arc was fit over the sleeve and, because the strap was covered in Velcro along its entire length, the checklist could be positioned almost anywhere on either sleeve.
Spiral Binding and Top of the Aluminum Arc ( 660k )
The curvature of the aluminum arc ensured that an open page would stay open unless the astronaut purposefully changed to another page.
Cover ( 72k )
Note: The flown cuff checklist that Al brought to Santa Fe does not include two pages at appear in non-flight versions. In the non-flight versions, they follow the signature page. Ulli Lotzmann has provided scans of non-flight versions of these two pages provided by Ernie Reyes. Here, they are placed before the signature page to preserve the proper sequence of activities.
EVA-1 0+10 (Pre-Egress) ( 160k )
Ulli Lotzmann has provided a cartoon detail.
EVA-1 (Pre-Egress continued, ETB transfer) ( 148k )

Signature page and EVA-1 0+00 to 0+45 (LMP Egress, Fam.) ( 664k )

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (920k).
EVA-1 0+50 to 1+36 (TV Deploy, SWC, Flag, LM Inspect, ALSEP Offload, ALSEP Trav.) ( 730k )

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (683k).
EVA-1 1+48 to 2+30 (System Intercon., PSE, LSM, SIDE, ALSEP Photo, Return, Trav.) ( 1124k )

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (165k).
EVA-1 2+52 to 2+58 (Core tube, EVA Term.) and Playmate No. 1 ( 1085k)

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (299k).
EVA-2 0+10 to 0+18 (Pre-Egress, LMP Egress) ( 60k )

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (81k).
EVA-2 Contrast Chart and 0+30 (Trav., Doc. Sample) ( 831k )

EVA-2 Sampling Procedures and Traverse Requirements ( 953k )

A detail from AS12-49-7281 shows Al's checklist open to these two pages.
Bonus Comments and Playmate No. 2 ( 1056k )
Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (541k). Note, also, the bonus comment that begins, "Color/Albeano Variations". Normally, this would read "Color/Albedo Variations" Pete Conrad and others referred to Al Bean as "Beano" Al Bean told Lotzmann in a September 2000 conversation that he didn't remember having noticed the play-on-words before. Lotzmann reports that Al got a good laugh, more than thirty years after the back-up crew first wrote the joke. As a follow-up, in September 2002 Lotzmann wrote to CapCom Ed Gibson, "In the attached checklist page, you'll find the term ALBEANO, instead or ALBEDO. Did you have something to do with this 'modification' of the geological term?" Gibson replied, "I'm afraid so. We used that term several times in training, just to pull Al's chain, although I think he was concentrating so much on the procedures it went right by him."
EVA-2 Surveyor Site 2+00 (Doc. Sample, Surveyor Activities) ( 72k )

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (307k).
EVA-2 LMP Activities at Surveyor and 2+45 (Trav Complete, Stereo Close-ups) ( 1148k )

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (508k).
EVA Termination 2+55 and EMU Malfunction Procedures 1 to 3 ( 991k )

Detail showing the cartoon by Ernie Reyes (486k).
EMU Malfunctions Procedures 4 to 6 ( 827k )

EMU Malfunction Procedures 7 to 11 ( 681k )


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