John Young beyond the rover parked next to the LM “Orion”, EVA 1, Apollo 16, April 1972

John Young beyond the rover parked next to the LM “Orion”, EVA 1, Apollo 16, April 1972

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Credit: Charles Duke

Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA AS16-107-17436

During their 71 hours on the Moon, the Apollo 16 crew conducted three extravehicular activities totalling about 20.3 hours on the lunar surface. These EVAs included lunar rover traverses totally 26.7 kilometres.

An excellent view of the Lunar Module (LM) “Orion” and Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), as photographed by astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-1) at the Descartes landing site. Astronaut John W. Young, commander, can be seen directly behind the LRV. The lunar surface feature in the left background is Stone Mountain. While astronauts Young and Duke descended in the LM to explore the Descartes highlands landing site on the Moon, astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Casper” in lunar orbit.

About the Apollo 16 mission here

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