Apollo 16 landing site

Apollo 16 landing site

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Credit: NASA/DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Apollo 16 landing site. This is the site in the Descartes Highlands on the surface of the Moon where the Apollo 16 mission landed. Apollo 16 landed two astronauts (John Watts Young and Charles Duke) in the Descartes Highlands for just under three days, from 21-24 April 1972. Young and Duke carried out three excursions on the lunar surface, and collected over 90 kilograms of lunar rocks.

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