Apollo 16 was launched on April 16, 1972 and was the fifth manned mission to land on the moon. For less then 3 days, John Young and Charles Duke roamed around on the Lunar surface, collecting materials, running science experiments and taking pictures. We dug through Nasa's image archives to bring you some of the less seen pictures from Apollo 16's journey. While many of these images look like they were taken yesterday many have a wonderful 1970's retro look. Enjoy!
Photos from "NASA" and "National Aeronautics and Space Administration" photo archive.
Popularly known as the "Moon Buggy" the Lunar Rover was used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17. On the Apollo 16 mission it was driven for 3 hours and 26 minutes and covered roughly 16miles on the moon surface. It's one of th emost Iconic symbols of the Apollo missions.
The image below shows the camera equipment used during the Apollo 16 mission. Wow, have things changed.
Thanks to NASA archives for these wonderful photos.