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Apollo 16: "Nothing So Hidden" 1972 NASA; Fifth Moon Landing; John Young, Charlie Duke...
   Jeff Quitney
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Apollo 16 was the fifth moon landing of Project Apollo, and the 10th manned mission in the Apollo program. It was the second mission to utilize a Lunar Rover (Lunar Roving Vehicle, LRV) during lunar EVAs (moonwalks). Produced for NASA by A-V Corporation, Houston, Texas.

Commander John W. Young
Lunar Module Pilot Charles M. Duke, Jr.
Command Module Pilot T. Kenneth Mattingly II
Command Module "Casper" CM-113 mass 12,874 pounds (5,840 kg)
Lunar Module "Orion" LM-11 mass 36,729 pounds (16,660 kg)
Launch vehicle Saturn V SA-511
Launch Complex 39A
Launch date April 16, 1972 17:54:00 UTC
Lunar landing April 21, 1972 02:23:35 UTC Descartes Highlands
Lunar EVA duration 1st 07:11:02 2nd 07:23:09 3rd 05:40:03 Total 20:14:14
Lunar surface time 2d 23h 02m 13s
Lunar sample mass 95.71 kg (211 lb)
Total CSM time in lunar orbit 5d 05h 49m 32s
Earth Landing April 27, 1972 19:45:05 UTC South Pacific Ocean
Mission duration 11 d 01 h 51 m 05 s

NASA film JSC-580 aka HQ-222

Public domain film from NASA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands. The second of the so-called "J missions," it was crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST on April 16, 1972, the mission lasted 11 days, 1 hour, and 51 minutes, and concluded at 2:45 PM EST on April 27.

Young and Duke spent 71 hours—just under three days—on the lunar surface, during which they conducted three extra-vehicular activities or moonwalks, totaling 20 hours and 14 minutes. The pair drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), the second produced and used on the Moon, 26.7 kilometers (16.6 mi). On the surface, Young and Duke collected 95.8 kilograms (211 lb) of lunar samples for return to Earth, while Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly orbited in the Command/Service Module (CSM) above to perform observations. Mattingly spent 126 hours and 64 revolutions in lunar orbit. After Young and Duke rejoined Mattingly in lunar orbit, the crew released a subsatellite from the Service Module (SM). During the return trip to Earth, Mattingly performed a one-hour spacewalk to retrieve several film cassettes from the exterior of the Service Module.

Apollo 16's landing spot in the highlands was chosen to allow the astronauts to gather geologically older lunar material than the samples obtained in the first four landings, which were in or near lunar maria. Samples from the Descartes Formation and the Cayley Formation disproved a hypothesis that the formations were volcanic in origin...
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9 hours ago
R.I.P John Young! The greatest hero of NASA

2 days ago
They really did not care about the Van-Allen-Belt back in the days, were low earth orbit wasn't a problem for those guys...

3 days ago
Amazing. I was born in 73, I'm now turning 45 in less than a month. What a shame that we haven't accomplished more in the last 45 years. The greatest accomplishments in space were made in the 60s and early 70s.

5 days ago
We should make base or city on moon asap!

5 days ago
Words are never  enough to express my genuine admiration of them.

6 days ago
So many idiots in the comments saying it's fake than ignoring evidence provided to them to continue ranting.

6 days ago
I believe they went on moon, what powers to rover on moon

6 days ago
Amazing that they could do this 46 years ago!

7 days ago
Simulator is the right word ,bs crap .Sitting in a Burbank movie studio like a bunch of clowns playing a script as if real .play footage at twice the speed and there you go bs crap

7 days ago
"what a hoax what a hoax"...that take off is the give away, you should see a peachy coloured exhaust from the rocket, vacuum or no vacuum

1 week ago
Americans landed on the Moon and the USA is the greatest nation in the history of mankind. God loves the USA... End of story.

1 week ago
Who is working the camera if the third crew member is orbiting overhead??

1 week ago
Nice Video. Thank You ;)

2 weeks ago
Where did they put the famous and big Rover car? In that module so tiny?

2 weeks ago
Never even tossed  a rock?

2 weeks ago
Be4 i watched it. I always believed no way we had the tech in them years to send a man and bring him back safe.

2 weeks ago
RIP John Young

2 weeks ago
So far 475 Moon Hoaxers were punched in the face by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin!

2 weeks ago
RIP John Young, thanks for the great memories and how you described things in a way most people could understand and feel.

2 weeks ago
Rest in peace John Young

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