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Apollo 16

Apollo 16
Mission Insignia
Mission Statistics
Mission Name:Apollo 16
Call Sign:Command module: Caspar
Lunar module: Orion
Number of Crew Members:3
Launch:April 16, 1972
17:54:00 UTC
Kennedy Space Center LC 39A
Lunar Landing:April 21, 1972
02:23:35 UTC
9.0 S 15.5 E
Lunar EVA length:20 hours 14 minutes
Time on Lunar Surface: 2 days 23.0 hours
Landing: April 27, 1972
19:45:05 UTC
0 43' S, 156 13' W
Duration:12 days, 13 hours 52 minutes

Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fifth mission to land on the moon.

The crew members: John W. Young, commander; Ken Mattingly, command module pilot; and Charles Duke, lunar module pilot. It was a J-class mission, featuring Lunar Rover. It brought back 94.7 kg of lunar samples. It included three lunar EVA: 7.2 hours, 7.4 hours, 5.7 hours and one trans-earth EVA of 1.4. This was the only the second trans-earth EVA ever and was used to bring in film from exterior cameras and open an experiment on microbial survival.

The Apollo 16 subsatellite was launched from the CSM while it was in lunar orbit. The subsatellite carried out experiments on magnetic fields and solar particles. It was launched April 24, 1972 at 21:56:09 UTC and orbied the Moon for 34 days and 425 revolutions. It had a mass of 36.3 kg and consisted of a central cylinder and three 1.5 m booms.

Table of contents
1 Crew
2 Mission Parameters
3 External Link


Mission Parameters

The command module is currently at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, in
Huntsville, Alabama. The lunar module separated 24 April 1972 but a loss of attitude control rendered it out-of-control. It orbited the moon for about a year. Its impact site on the Moon is unknown.

Preceded by :
Apollo 15
Apollo program Followed by :
Apollo 17

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