Detail of Pete Conrad's Apollo 12 flight coveralls. The sign reads:
First Man on the Moon?
In 1968, Deke Slayton told novelist Allen Drury (The Throne of Saturn) that
Charles "Pete" conrad could be the first man ont he moon. As backup commander
for Apollo 8, the first manned lunar module test, conrad was expected to
command Apollo 11. But delays created a new mission for Apollo 8, forcing
Conrad to swap missions with Neil Armstrong. As commander of of Apollo 12,
these were Conrad's first words as he became the 3rd man to step onto the
"Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but it's a long
one for me."
During the flight of Apollo 12 to and from the moon, mission commander Pete
Conrad wore this constant wear garment.