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Apollo 16 Hasselblad image from film magazine (Color) & 2

Apollo 16: Duke on Crater's Edge by NASA on The Commons, via Flickr

(April Astronaut Charles M., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site.

40 Years Since the Apollo 16 Moon Landing -- somehow seems like even longer, doesn't it?

Picture of the Day: 40 Years Since the Apollo 16 Moon Landing

Space History Photo: Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, jumps up from the lunar surface as he salutes the U. Flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity on Apr.

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 patch - "Explore the Highlands" Astronauts John W. Young, Charles M. Mattingly II launched on April 1972

Apollo 16’s Ascent stage looks a bit the worst for wear during its rendezvous with the CSM | NASA

Apollo 16 Lunar Module "Orion" piloted by John Young and Charles Duke. Photo by Ken Mattingly from Command Module "Caspar"

African American Physicist and inventor George Carruthers built his first telescope at age 10,. Carruthers developed ways to use ultraviolet imaging in order to view images in deep space that were previously impossible to see. In 1972, Carruthers invented the "Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectograph," the first moon-based observatory. It was used in the Apollo 16 mission. Then, in 1986, one of his inventions captured an image of Hailey's Comet—the first time a comet had ever been pictured from…

George Carruthers Physicist / 1939 - Scientist George Carruthers created inventions, such as the ultraviolet camera, or spectograph, which was used by NASA in the 1972 Apollo 16 flight, revealing the mysteries of space and the Earth's atmosphere

Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph #NASA Image of the day #photograhpy #photooftheday

Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph

Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph NASA Picture of the day

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke’s family photo left behind on the moon -1972

In as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke left a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon’s surface. He took a picture. That photo remains on the moon’s surface today.

Apollo 16: Driving on the Moon  Video Credit: NASA    Explanation: What would it be like to drive on the Moon? You don't have to guess -- humans have actually done it. Pictured above, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke recorded video during one such drive in 1972, with a digital version now available on the web.

Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke take the lunar rover for a spin on the surface of the moon in this film footage of what became known as the "lunar rover Grand Prix". This footage was shot on film and is silent.

Apollo 16 ultraviolet photo of Earth taken from the surface of the Moon

Apollo 16 ultraviolet photo of Earth taken from the surface of the Moon

Exploring Plum Crater During Apollo 16, April 1972. - During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles M. Duke, Jr. collects rock samples at the Descartes landing site on the moon. Apollo 16 lifted off on April 16, 1972, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. John W. Young and Thomas K. Mattingly II also flew on the mission.

NASA Mission Apollo 16 Photo NASA No - Mission Apollo 16 on the Moon. Astronaut Charles Duke photographed collecting lunar sample at Station

Apollo 16's LM from the reach. The Aft Equipment Bay is prominent. Just above it is the tiny rectacular "tab" of the sublimation plate used to "vent" heat. (Image credit: NASA)

Apollo LM from the reach. The Aft Equipment Bay is prominent. Just above it is the tiny rectacular "tab" of the sublimation plate used to "vent" heat.

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

Speed-riding on the moon! LRV on the Moon - Apollo 16 - HD Video Stabilized

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