Engineers Checking Deployment of Apollo 16's Lunar Rover

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Title

Engineers Checking Deployment of Apollo 16's Lunar Rover

Alternative Title

Apollo 16's Lunar Rover

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 16 (Spacecraft)

Description

Engineers checking the deployment of the Lunar Rover for Apollo 16 (AS-511) at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida. Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission of Project Apollo, the fifth mission to land men on the Moon, and the first to land in the lunar highlands. The mission was crewed by Mission Commander John Young (1930-) (1930-), Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke (1935-), and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly (1936-), and launched from KSC on April 16, 1972. Young and Duke spent nearly three days on the lunar surface conducting three extravehicular activities (EVA), also known as moonwalks. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) used was the second time one had been used during a lunar landing mission. The Apollo 16 landed back on Earth in the South Pacific Ocean on April 27.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, December 10, 1971: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1971-12-10

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, December 10, 1971.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

263 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Manned Spacecraft Operations Building, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 16 (AS-511)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed July 30, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo16.cfm.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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