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Apollo 16 Gallery


The sign accompanying the spacecraft. It reads

Apollo 16

This spacecraft was the Command Module for the next to last lunar mission, Apollo 16. The Command Module is the only part of the huge Saturn V rocket that made the entire journey from launch to splash down. It survived 5000° temperatures upon re-entry as evidenced by the charred heat shield. The crew named this Command Module Casper.


John W. Young
Mission Commander

Thomas K. Mattingly
Command Module Pilot

Charles M. Duke
Lunar Module Pilot

April 16-27, 1972

Flight Time
265 hours 51 minutes

Time on Moon
71 hours 2 minutes

64 revolutions of the Moon

Apollo 16 at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Sat Jul 27 11:36:46 2002
Location picture taken Space Hall
"Old" Museum
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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