This is a high-quality enamel lapel pin that is approximately one inch in diameter with a butterfly clutch backing. Apollo 12 launched on schedule, during a rainstorm. 36.5 seconds after lift-off from Kennedy Space Center, the Saturn V rocket body was hit by a bolt of lightning. The CM’s instruments momentarily went off-line and Mission Control lost the telemetry feeds from the spacecraft for several seconds. It was only saved by the quick thinking of astronaut Alan Bean. This was the second mission to walk on the Moon.