The Apollo 16 crew: Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot; John W. Young, commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot.

The Apollo 16 crew: Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot; John W. Young, commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot.

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Apollo 16: Duke on Crater's Edge by NASA on The Commons, via Flickr
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|| Apollo 16 orbiting the moon... Love the very smooth , almost looks carved crater!

|| Apollo 16 orbiting the moon... Love the very smooth , almost looks carved crater!

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Stabilized remastered footage from Apollo 16 mission of astronaut John W. Young riding around on the moon's surface

Stabilized remastered footage from Apollo 16 mission of astronaut John W. Young riding around on the moon's surface

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Apollo 16 patch - "Explore the Highlands"  Astronauts John W. Young, Charles M. Duke, Jr., and Thomas K. Mattingly II launched on April 16, 1972

Apollo 16 patch - "Explore the Highlands" Astronauts John W. Young, Charles M. Duke, Jr., and Thomas K. Mattingly II launched on April 16, 1972

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Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the American Apollo space program, the fifth & penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands. The second of the so-called J-missions, the mission was crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST on April 16, 1972, the mission lasted 11 days, 1 hour, & 51 minutes, & concluded at 2:54 pm EST…

Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the American Apollo space program, the fifth & penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands. The second of the so-called J-missions, the mission was crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST on April 16, 1972, the mission lasted 11 days, 1 hour, & 51 minutes, & concluded at 2:54 pm EST…

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Apollo 16, Orion, April 1972. Astronaut John Young and the lunar rover also in view.

Apollo 16, Orion, April 1972. Astronaut John Young and the lunar rover also in view.

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NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon

NASA has just posted thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts during their visits to the moon

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