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The Apollo Program

Apollo 16

Apollo 16 patch
John W. Young, commander
Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot
Charles M. Duke, Jr., lunar module pilot

Launched: 16 April 1972
Landed on Moon: 21 April 1972
in the Descartes region
Returned to Earth: 27 April 1972

The fifth mission in which humans walked on the Moon. Commander John W. Young and Charles M. Duke, Jr. made three moonwalk EVAs totaling 20 hours, 14 minutes. They covered 27 km using the Lunar Roving Vehicle, and collected 94.7 kg of rock and soil samples.

The Apollo 16 Prime Crew Photo by Nasa

PHOTO: The Apollo 16 Prime Crew The prime of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. From left to right: Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module pilot; John W. Young, Commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot.

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