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Apollo 16

Mission Number: AS-51116-27 April 1972

Crew:
    John Young [4], Commander
    Thomas Mattingly [1], CSM Pilot
    Charles Duke [1], LM Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Fred Haise, Commander
    Stuart Roosa, CSM Pilot
    Edgar Mitchell, LM Pilot

Launch:
    Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
    Pad: 39-A
    Date: 16 April 1972
    Time: 17:54:00 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 11 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes, 5 seconds
    EVA#1: 1 hours, 24 minutes

Lunar Landing:
    Location: Descartes Highlands (Lunar 8.97° S, 15.51° E)
    Touchdown: 21 April 1972 02:23:35 UTC
    EVA#1: 7 hours, 11 minutes
    EVA#2: 7 hours, 23 minutes
    EVA#3: 5 hours, 40 minutes
    Liftoff: 24 April 1972 01:25:48 UTC
    Surface Stay Time: 2 days, 23 hours, 2 minutes, 13 seconds

Landing:
    Date: 27 April 1972
    Time: 19:45:05 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Pacific Ocean (0° 43' S, 156° 13' W)
    Vessel: USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)

Time in lunar orbit: 126 hours, with 64 orbits. 213 lbs of material gathered. The Lunar Rover used for second time. Young and Duke performed 3 EVA's lasting 20 hours, 14 minutes. Mattingly performed a trans-Earth EVA to retrieve film.

The Command and Service Module (CSM) was named Casper, and the Lunar Module (LM) was named Orion.

The lunar landing location, the Descartes Highlands, was not changed as a result of Apollo 13.

The Apollo 16 command module is on display at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.

Launch was by Saturn V.

 


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