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Apollo 16: "Nothing So Hidden" 1972 NASA; 5th Moon Landing; John Young, Charlie Duke, Ken Mattingly -

Apollo 16: "Nothing So Hidden" 1972 NASA; 5th Moon Landing; John Young, Charlie Duke, Ken Mattingly por Jeff Quitney   2 anos atrás

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Apollo 16 was the fifth moon landing of Project Apollo, and the 10th manned mission in the Apollo program. It was the second mission to utilize a Lunar Rover (Lunar Roving Vehicle, LRV) during lunar EVAs (moonwalks). Produced for NASA by A-V Corporation, Houston, Texas.

Commander John W. Young
Lunar Module Pilot Charles M. Duke, Jr.
Command Module Pilot T. Kenneth Mattingly II
Command Module "Casper" CM-113 mass 12,874 pounds (5,840 kg)
Lunar Module "Orion" LM-11 mass 36,729 pounds (16,660 kg)
Launch vehicle Saturn V SA-511
Launch Complex 39A
Launch date April 16, 1972 17:54:00 UTC
Lunar landing April 21, 1972 02:23:35 UTC Descartes Highlands
Lunar EVA duration 1st 07:11:02 2nd 07:23:09 3rd 05:40:03 Total 20:14:14
Lunar surface time 2d 23h 02m 13s
Lunar sample mass 95.71 kg (211 lb)
Total CSM time in lunar orbit 5d 05h 49m 32s
Earth Landing April 27, 1972 19:45:05 UTC South Pacific Ocean
Mission duration 11 d 01 h 51 m 05 s

NASA film JSC-580 aka HQ-222

Originally a public domain film from NASA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
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Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands. The second of the so-called "J missions," it was crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST on April 16, 1972, the mission lasted 11 days, 1 hour, and 51 minutes, and concluded at 2:45 PM EST on April 27.

Young and Duke spent 71 hours—just under three days—on the lunar surface, during which they conducted three extra-vehicular activities or moonwalks, totaling 20 hours and 14 minutes. The pair drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), the second produced and used on the Moon, 26.7 kilometers (16.6 mi). On the surface, Young and Duke collected 95.8 kilograms (211 lb) of lunar samples for return to Earth, while Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly orbited in the Command/Service Module (CSM) above to perform observations. Mattingly spent 126 hours and 64 revolutions in lunar orbit. After Young and Duke rejoined Mattingly in lunar orbit, the crew released a subsatellite from the Service Module (SM). During the return trip to Earth, Mattingly performed a one-hour spacewalk to retrieve several film cassettes from the exterior of the Service Module.

Apollo 16's landing spot in the highlands was chosen to allow the astronauts to gather geologically older lunar material than the samples obtained in the first four landings, which were in or near lunar maria. Samples from the Descartes Formation and the Cayley Formation disproved a hypothesis that the formations were volcanic in origin...


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