Tag: Apollo 16

Jan 07 2018

John Young

Yesterday was, needles to say, a rather rough day for me. I woke up quite late, as usual, to the news that Astronaut John Young had died the previous day, January 5th. John Young was an absolute legend among astronauts, up there as high as Alan Shepard, John Glenn or Neil Armstrong. John Young flew …

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Apr 29 2017

“Nothing So Hidden” – 1972 Apollo 16 NASA Film

45 years ago this past month, from April 16th to April 27th of 1972, the Apollo 16 mission went to, and returned from, the Moon on our 5th successful lunar landing mission. This film goes over the mission in detail, going over key points of the mission and the unique events that happened during the …

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Apr 20 2017

Apollo 16 Lunar Landing – From PDI To Touchdown

It was about 7PM Central time on April 20th, 1972 that Apollo 16 crew members John Young and Charlie Duke landed in the Descartes plains as part of the Apollo 16 mission. This video explains the general process of the Apollo Lunar Module actually landing on the moon, and contains video and audio of the …

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Apr 16 2017

45 Years Ago: The Launch Of Apollo 16

45 years ago today, on April 16th, 1972, Apollo 16, the penultimate mission of the Apollo Lunar Program, launched, carrying John Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charles Duke on a mission to land at Descartes Highlands and learn more about the geology of the lunar highlands, a part of the Moons lithograph that had not been …

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