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    It looks like Apollo 12 astronauts inspected the expired Surveyor III on the moon. I wonder if they encountered a crashed Orbiter craft if the film would still be intact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    It looks like Apollo 12 astronauts inspected the expired Surveyor III on the moon. I wonder if they encountered a crashed Orbiter craft if the film would still be intact?
    I never heard that story. Do you have a reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    I never heard that story. Do you have a reference?

    Thanks.

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    Pretty amazing. They landed quite close to it and just walked over to inspect it. One of the things they did was to search for living bacteria, as the Surveyor was not heat sterilized back on earth. Checking to see if they were contaminating the moon with earthling microbes. Turns out they found some still-living bacteria but it was probably contamination during processing of the sample on earth.


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    I don't know how accurate it is but I used google to find the Orbiter 2 crash site on the moon. Now they just need to send someone up there to get the film out of it

    http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/12616/

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    Yeah, thanks, I had completely forgotten that. Here is the whole thing for everyone...

    http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html

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