Apollo 12’s Playboy Checklist Prank

Those wacky rocket scientists.

We described in the December 1994 issue how pranksters on the ground crew had reprinted Playmate photos on fireproof plastic paper and inserted them with captions into each of the astronauts’ cuff checklists. These cuff checklists have since been scanned and posted online at the Apollo 12 Lunar Surface Journal. Conrad got Miss September 1967 Angela Dorian (“Seen any interesting hills and valleys?”) and Miss October 1967 Reagan Wilson (“Preferred tether partner”). Bean got Miss December 1969 Cynthia Myers (“Don’t forget — Describe the protuberances”) and Miss January 1969 Leslie Bianchini (“Survey — her activity”).

(via Boing Boing)

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