National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA History Division
The Apollo 12 Flight Journal
David Woods and Lennox J. Waugh
Welcome to this 10 April 2020 release of the Apollo 12 Flight Journal, part of the Apollo Flight Journal series.
Like its companion, the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, it is intended to be a resource for all those interested in the Apollo program, whether in a passing or scholarly capacity. This journal covers the flight of Apollo 12 from launch to splashdown. As a
living document, it will continue to grow and evolve.
Journals for other Apollo flights are available at the AFJ Portal.
Travelling from the Earth to the Moon
- Day 1, part 1: Launch and Reaching Earth Orbit
- Day 1, part 2: Earth Orbit and Translunar Injection
- Day 1, part 3: Transposition, Docking and Extraction
- Day 1, part 4: LM Inspection
- Day 1, part 5: PTC and back over to the LM
- Day 2, part 1: Midcourse Correction 2 Burn
- Day 2, part 2: Quiet end to the day
- Day 3, part 1: Day of the Tuna Fish
- Day 3, part 2: TV Show
- Day 4, part 1: Approaching the Moon
- Day 4, part 2: Lunar Orbit Insertion
Homeward journey to Earth
An essay by Johannes Kemppanen: More than SCE to AUX - Apollo 12 Lightning Strike Incident
Correspondence regarding corrections, additions and typographic errors are welcome and should be sent to David Woods at or Lennie Waugh at . The most recent updates to the Journal are listed in the updates file.
The corrected transcript, commentary, and other text incorporated in the Apollo Flight Journal is protected by copyright. No portion of the Journal may be reproduced or copied onto any medium (except as required by browsing software) without express permission from the authors. Specifically, the unauthorized creation of personal copies, or of copies for sale is prohibited. Unauthorized commercial use of the Apollo Flight Journal is prohibited; and the commercial use of the name or likeness of any of the astronauts without his express permission is prohibited.
The United States Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of the Apollo Flight Journal, or to allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.
Unless otherwise stated, these files are copyright © 2005-2020. W. David Woods and Lennox J. Waugh.
Last updated 2020-04-10