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Apollo 16 lift-off from the Moon, April 1972.


Apollo 16 lift-off from the Moon, April 1972.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


The ascent stage of 'Orion', the Apollo 16 Lunar Module, lifts of from its descent stage to rendezvous with the Apollo 16 Command and Service Module, 'Casper', with astronaut Thomas Mattingly aboard in lunar orbit on 23rd April 1972. This picture was taken by a camera on the Lunar Rover. Apollo 16, with astronauts John Young, Mattingly and Charles Duke aboard, was launched on 16th April 1972 and Young and Duke became the ninth and tenth men to walk on the Moon.

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