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Playboy on the Moon?

Playboy on the Moon?

 

Playboy hitched an actual ride to the lunar surface in November 1969 on Apollo XII. For that we thank the enlightened ground personnel who snuck photographs from the pages of our magazine into the mission checklist books. Mission commander Charles “Pete” Conrad said “It wasn’t until we actually got out on the lunar surface and were well into our first moon walk that I found them.” In this case, “them” tuned out to be Miss September and Miss October 1967. While walking on the moon’s surface in his bulky space suit, Conrad bent over to pick up rock samples, flipping the pages of his checklist for the next instruction only to find Playmate Angela Dorian staring back at him with the caption, “Seen any interesting hills and valleys?” Fellow astronaut Alan Bean had a Playmate of his own in his checklist. “We didn’t say anything on the air,” said Bean. “We thought some people back on earth might become upset if they found out we had Playboy Playmates in our checklists.” Our "Man on the Moon" capsule (of Sweatshirts and Tees) celebrates Playboy's wild ride into the vastness of space.