Thursday, April 21, 2016

Apollo 16, 5th moon landing, 1972

Apollo 16 crew: Thomas Mattingly, John Young, Charles Duke

Apollo 16, the fifth and next to last manned mission to the moon, touched down on the lunar surface April 21, 1972. The crew consisted of Commander John Young, Command Module Pilot Thomas Mattingly and Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke.  Young and Duke put almost 27 kilometers on their lunar rover exploring the Descartes region of the moon, which includes the Cayley formation and the Kant Plateau.  They remained on the moon's surface for almost three days before returning to the lunar module on April 24.  They splashed down on April 27.

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