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Own A (Literally) Space Age Playboy Pic

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Here's your chance to buy a picture from the "Flight of the Playboy Bunnies" (better known as the Apollo 12 mission).

One of the best NASA stories is also one of the least-known to the general public. Back in 1969, the Apollo 12 backup crew managed to secret various photos of playboy centerfolds into the Apollo 12 flight. These images included reduced-sized photos being affixed to lunar checklists (which were attached to the wrists of astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean) and a 4 x 6-inch image that was eventually velcroed to the inside of the cabin. Now, space enthusiasts can own the latter image.

A slew of NASA memorabilia is now up for auction, including the aforementioned topless playboy photo of DeDe Lind (Miss August, 1967). Bidding is starting at $1,000. Here's the full item description from R.R. Auction:

Vintage color calendar photo of Playboy Playmate Miss August 1967, DeDe Lind, which was stowed away in the Apollo 12 command module Yankee Clipper during its November 1969 voyage to the moon. Measuring approximately 4.5 x 6.5, the topless image is an original taken from one of the 1969 calendars published by Playboy and features the month and year of the Apollo 12 mission-November 1969. Prior to the mission, it was affixed to a cardboard cue card and, unbeknownst to the crew, secreted onboard their spacecraft. Normal wear as one would expect from an object that made the approximately 475,000 mile round-trip journey to the moon and back, this flown iconic piece of 1960s pop culture still retains its Velcro strips which were used to affix it inside the spacecraft [...]

The 'flight of the Playboy bunnies' has gone down in astronaut lore as one of the most iconic astronaut pranks. As fellow Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean explored the lunar surface-with small black-and-white photocopied Playboy images pasted into the wrist cuff checklists of their spacesuits-Gordon was left alone onboard the command module to circle the moon. It was there, in the silence and loneliness of lunar orbit, that he discovered his surprise stowaway crew 'mate.' This cue card was affixed via Velcro strips to the inside of one of his command module lockers.

The winner of this particular auction will also receive a signed photo from Lind herself reading, "Pete and Al left me with a great Dick in lunar orbit!" For those of you unfamiliar with the Apollo 12 mission, Richard Gordon was the pilot who stayed behind while Conrad and Bean went down to the moon.

Source: io9

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... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

Dude is alone and discovers the picture:
"the things i'm gonna do for my country"
*pants off*

We all would have done the same thing.

vansau:
The winner of this particular auction will also receive a signed photo from Lind herself reading, "Pete and Al left me with a great Dick in lunar orbit!" For those of you unfamiliar with the Apollo 12 mission, Richard Gordon was the pilot who stayed behind while Conrad and Bean went down to the moon.

That signed photo better not be a recent topless image. As long as it's not we're cool.

As far as pranks go this is a nice one. "Here, a naked gorgeous woman" makes a far better surprise than "Tee hee. That's right, I filled your toilet with live scorpions." or "There is no cask of Amontillado."

this has to be one of the oddes pieces of nasa memrobelia

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

/thread

You sir are good fun.

Houston We Have Lift-off! =D

MasterSplinter:
Dude is alone and discovers the picture:
"the things i'm gonna do for my country"
*pants off*

We all would have done the same thing.

Two great comments in a row. nice

prepare for blast-off ;)

It probably seemed like a good idea until they actually got up there, and realized it was going to be horribly awkward. :)

"Al, your mic is still on."
"Ah, sorry Houston."

I'm just glad they had a 70's Playboy calender and not hardcore gay foot-fetish porn! That'd make for an awkward auction today.

MasterSplinter:
Dude is alone and discovers the picture:
"the things i'm gonna do for my country"
*pants off*

We all would have done the same thing.

Eh, she's not my style. I suppose I'm rather picky about my adult material. :P

Also my country can continue rotting. I wouldn't do shit for it except state how retarded the policies are.

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

You know, they couldn't have jacked off anyhow. You can't build up enough blood pressure in space to get an erection. Seriously, look it up.

The first historical example of blue balls in space.

Ghengis John:

vansau:
The winner of this particular auction will also receive a signed photo from Lind herself reading, "Pete and Al left me with a great Dick in lunar orbit!" For those of you unfamiliar with the Apollo 12 mission, Richard Gordon was the pilot who stayed behind while Conrad and Bean went down to the moon.

"There is no cask of Amontillado."

That prank sucked
A lot
OT: Cool I guess, too bad I'm not rich hur hur huuur...

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

My thoughts exactly...EWWW!

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

Zero-gravity sex, or rather masturbation, I wonder how that works...

Hahaha, I remember this when I watched From the Earth to the Moon on HBO. The Apollo 12 episode was one of the best in the series. It was like a buddy comedy with science thrown in, except you know, real. A winning combination if there ever was one.

Well, if my buying this piece helps NASA. Then I don't see why not?

Darth_Dude:

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

Zero-gravity sex, or rather masturbation, I wonder how that works...

I'm sure there's a movie online somewhere that will show you. I'll leave the searching up to you.

DustyDrB:

Darth_Dude:

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

Zero-gravity sex, or rather masturbation, I wonder how that works...

I'm sure there's a movie online somewhere that will show you. I'll leave the searching up to you.

Apparently you can't enough blood pressure to get an erection in space...NOOOOOOOOOOOO THERES NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO ANYMORE!!!!!! LIFE IS MEANINGLESS!!!

Nah I kid, but I'm sure someone will invent something to fix that.

Ghengis John:
"There is no cask of Amontillado."

Oh, well...could you let me out of this brick tomb, then? It's starting to be less funny the more sober I get...

SPACE. PORN. MUST. HAVE IT. MUST. COMPLETE. COLLECTION...

Double Post.

Darth_Dude:

DustyDrB:

Darth_Dude:

Zero-gravity sex, or rather masturbation, I wonder how that works...

I'm sure there's a movie online somewhere that will show you. I'll leave the searching up to you.

Apparently you can't enough blood pressure to get an erection in space...NOOOOOOOOOOOO THERES NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO ANYMORE!!!!!! LIFE IS MEANINGLESS!!!

Nah I kid, but I'm sure someone will invent something to fix that.

That's one reason it's great to be a woman.

Heh. Heh heh.

Ghengis John:

vansau:
The winner of this particular auction will also receive a signed photo from Lind herself reading, "Pete and Al left me with a great Dick in lunar orbit!" For those of you unfamiliar with the Apollo 12 mission, Richard Gordon was the pilot who stayed behind while Conrad and Bean went down to the moon.

That signed photo better not be a recent topless image. As long as it's not we're cool.

As far as pranks go this is a nice one. "Here, a naked gorgeous woman" makes a far better surprise than "Tee hee. That's right, I filled your toilet with live scorpions." or "There is no cask of Amontillado."

You give me hope for humanity, just by making an Edgar Allen Poe reference.

thats one small wank towards

Darth_Dude:

DustyDrB:

Darth_Dude:

Zero-gravity sex, or rather masturbation, I wonder how that works...

I'm sure there's a movie online somewhere that will show you. I'll leave the searching up to you.

Apparently you can't enough blood pressure to get an erection in space...NOOOOOOOOOOOO THERES NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO ANYMORE!!!!!! LIFE IS MEANINGLESS!!!

Nah I kid, but I'm sure someone will invent something to fix that.

:o I will invent it
it will be one small step for mankind
but one massive hard on for space men.

That is a scary picture, reminds me of the Uncanny Valley with the haunting eyes. She just isn't my type... and I'm not even picky! She's like a blown up teddy-bear woman that had a tan from Canada!

Anyway, a rather strange piece of memorabilia, I hope it's laminated >.>

Snowalker:

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

You know, they couldn't have jacked off anyhow. You can't build up enough blood pressure in space to get an erection. Seriously, look it up.

Why intergalactic space travel will utimately fail.

Snowalker:

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

You know, they couldn't have jacked off anyhow. You can't build up enough blood pressure in space to get an erection. Seriously, look it up.

my dear friend, you may be unaware that one does not need to be "Stiff" to jack off, neither to ejaculate

seriously, look it up.

"hey guys, why are the controlls so sticky???"

thats what came to mind after reading the story.

In Space, No-one can hear you moan.....

you people instantly assume the worse I'm confident they took this just for the articles [/sarcasm]

Hithlain:

Darth_Dude:

DustyDrB:

I'm sure there's a movie online somewhere that will show you. I'll leave the searching up to you.

Apparently you can't enough blood pressure to get an erection in space...NOOOOOOOOOOOO THERES NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO ANYMORE!!!!!! LIFE IS MEANINGLESS!!!

Nah I kid, but I'm sure someone will invent something to fix that.

That's one reason it's great to be a woman.

Heh. Heh heh.

I'm sure the porn industry will pick up on that ;)

Lucifer dern:
thats one small wank towards

Darth_Dude:

DustyDrB:

I'm sure there's a movie online somewhere that will show you. I'll leave the searching up to you.

Apparently you can't enough blood pressure to get an erection in space...NOOOOOOOOOOOO THERES NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO ANYMORE!!!!!! LIFE IS MEANINGLESS!!!

Nah I kid, but I'm sure someone will invent something to fix that.

:o I will invent it
it will be one small step for mankind
but one massive hard on for space men.

You sir, are a genuis. I was literally laughing out loud for like 3 minutes when I read that, good one :)

Darth_Dude:

Spot1990:
... God I hope they laminated that... or at least went at it with a wet wipe and a prayer.

Zero-gravity sex, or rather masturbation, I wonder how that works...

It doesn't work, blood has issues reaching your wang in zero gravity...

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