Apollo 16, Astronaut John Young

     

Apollo 16, Astronaut John Young

Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, jumps up from the lunar surface as he salutes the U.S. Flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-1). Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module (LM) "Orion" is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked beside the LM. The object behind Young in the shade of the LM is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates the background in this lunar scene.

NASA Image AS16-113-18339, GPN-2000-001131
Part of Greatest Images in NASA (GRIN) collection.

Image Number: GPN-2000-001131
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