Apollo 16 Command Module (Casper)

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Apollo 16 Command Module (Casper)

Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 16, 1972, the mission lasted just a couple of hours more than 11 days and concluded on April 27. It was the second of the so-called “J missions”, long stays on the Moon.

Young and Duke spent 71 hours on the lunar surface, during which they conducted three extra-vehicular activities or moonwalks, totaling 20 hours and 14 minutes. The pair drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) 26.7 kilometers (16.6 mi) and they collected 95.8 kilograms (211 lb) of lunar samples, while Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly orbited in the Command/Service Module (CSM) above to perform observations.

Space Program: Apollo
Crew: John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly, Charles M. Duke
Rocket: Saturn V
Launching Date: Apr 16, 1972 17:54 UTC
Launching Site: Kennedy LC-39B
Landing Date: Apr 27, 1972 19:45 UTC
Present Location: US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville (United States)
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