AwE130 Apollo 12 News Clippings
15th December 1969, Moon dust also problem on return flight.
During a press conference, the astronauts who made the trip to the moon with Apollo 12 said that a landing on the moon is best done blind. This could be necessary because the rocket motors throw up so much dust on landing that the actual landing area becomes invisible. This dust, significantly thicker at the Apollo 12 landing site than where Apollo 11 landed, has been the biggest problem for the astronauts. It hindered their movements and work on the moon, and it continued to hinder them on their way back to Earth. (U.P.I).
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