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AS16-118-18873 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission image - A good view of the Earth photographed shortly after translunar injection of April 16, 1972

AS16-118-18873 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission image - A good view of the Earth photographed shortly after translunar injection of April 16, 1972

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Description: A good view of the Earth photographed shortly after translunar injection of April 16, 1972. Although there is much cloud cover (over Canada and the oceans), the United States in large part, most of Mexico and some parts of Central America are clearly visible. Note Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, also note the Bahama Banks at upper right part of the sphere. A large part of the Rocky Mountain Range is also visible. Just beginning man's fifth lunar landing mission were astronauts John W. Young, commander; Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot; and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot. While astronauts Young and Duke descended in the Lunar Module (LM) to explore the Moon, astronaut Mattingly remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit. Original film magazine was labeled NN,filmtype was SO-368 (Color Exterior),80mm lens.

Subject Terms: Apollo 16 Flight, Moon (Planet)

Categories: Earth Observations

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit
Apollo 16 - AS16-104-17001 through AS16-M-3023

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1972
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