Why Apollo Astronauts Had Porn On Their Wrists When They Landed On Moon

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When you think of NASA astronauts you probably think of intelligent, disciplined people who love the secrets of the universe – turns out they can also be randy little pranksters.

During 1969’s Apollo 12 mission to land on the moon, one member of the crew decided the mission was severely lacking in NSFW reading material.

Addressing the issue, backup commander Dave Scott added topless images from Playboy magazine to the mission’s essential flip-book checklist which was worn on the astronaut’s wrists.

As reported by The Sun, Miss September and Miss October 1967 were discovered by Charles Conrad and Alan Bean after a ride on a lunar lander to the ‘Ocean of Storms’.

The pair were then possessed by their inner 12-year-old selves and apparently burst into fits of laughter, before opting not to disclose their discovery for fear of a public backlash – probably a good call…

Bean revealed in an interview with Playboy in 1994:

It was about two and a half hours into the extravehicular activity. I flipped the page over and there she was.

I hopped over to where Pete was and showed him mine, and he showed me his.

We giggled and laughed so much that people accused us of being drunk or having ‘space rapture’.

Seriously committing to the gag, Scott even had the photos of Angela Dorian and Reagan Wilson printed on NASA’s plastic-coated fireproof paper.

He also included captions that wouldn’t have been out of place in a ‘Carry On’ film, such as ‘seen any interesting hills and valleys?’, ‘preferred tether partner’ and ‘survey – her activity’.

It was clearly a very different time…


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