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Surveyor 3 Streptococcus Mitis (APSTREPMIT)
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Species Studied
Scientific Name: Streptococcus mitis Species: Bacteria

The Surveyor 3 spacecraft was launched in April 1967 and was exposed on the lunar surface for 31 months before the Apollo 12 mission. The Apollo 12 Lunar Module landed approximately 160 meters from the Surveyor 3 spacecraft.

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Data Information
Data Availability
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Apollo 12 11/14/1969 11/24/1969 10 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)