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  Apollo 16 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fifth mission to land on the Moon.
The Apollo 16 subsatellite was launched from the CSM while it was in lunar orbit.
ON THE MOON WITH APOLLO 16 A guidebook to the Descartes Region by Gene Simmons, NASA, 1972.
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 Project Apollo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America (NASA) using the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn launch vehicle, conducted during the years 1961–1975.
Apollo returned 381.7kg (841.5 lb) of rocks and other material from the Moon; much is stored at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Houston.
Like Apollo, the CEV will fly a lunar orbit rendezvous mission profile, but unlike Apollo, the lander, known as the Lunar Surface Access Module, will be launched separately on the Ares V rocket, a rocket based on both Space Shuttle and Apollo technologies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Project_Apollo   (3556 words)

  
 Apollo 16 Summary
Like the Apollo 15 crew, Young and Duke had been through training as a back-up crew for a landing mission (Apollo 13) and, so, for their own mission were able to spend about forty percent of their time training for the surface operations.
It is perhaps unfortunate that the Apollo 16 ALSEP deployment is remembered primarily for a heat-flow cable that was torn loose.
On Apollo 17, Jack Schmitt's training as a professional geologist added an extra capability in that he could recognize subtle relationships and detail and, therefore, that he and Cernan could be a bit more focused in their sampling.
www.solarviews.com /eng/apo16.htm   (5609 words)

  
 Apollo 16 Lunar Samples Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Center: Apollo 16 sample 61015 is an impact melt that is believed to have formed during the Nectaris basin impact.
Apollo 16 landed in the Cayley Plains in the central highlands of the Moon's nearside.
Mare Imbrium was studied on Apollo 15 and its ejecta was studied on Apollo 14.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo16/A16_sampact.html   (874 words)

  
 Apollo 16
The Apollo 16 Command Module "Casper" is on display at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Apollo 16 was the fifth mission in which humans walked on the lunar surface and returned to Earth.
Apollo 16 launched on a Saturn V from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
www.apolloexplorer.co.uk /apollo16.htm   (228 words)

  
 Spaceflight :Project Apollo
Apollos 9 and 10 were launched in early 1969 to test equipment and practice procedures for the lunar mission.
Apollo 10 astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan flew a “dress rehearsal” of the first lunar landing mission, with Stafford and Cernan descending to within 50,000 feet (14,240 meters) of the Moon's surface.
Apollo 13 suffered a catastrophic explosion in a Service Module oxygen tank at about the midpoint of its lunar journey on April 13, 1970, but the three astronauts, James Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and John L. Swigert, safely returned to Earth through the heroic efforts of their ground support team in Houston.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/SPACEFLIGHT/apollo/SP19.htm   (1915 words)

  
 John F. Kennedy Space Center - Apollo 17
This site was picked for Apollo 17 as a location where rocks both older and younger than those previously returned from other Apollo missions and from the Luna 16 and 20 missions might be found.
Scientific objectives of the Apollo 17 mission included geological surveying and sampling of materials and surface features in a preselected area of the Taurus-Littrow region, deploying and activating surface experiments, and conducting inflight experiments and photographic tasks during lunar orbit and transearth coast (TEC).
Apollo 17 was the last lunar landing mission.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /kscpao/history/apollo/apollo-17/apollo-17.htm   (792 words)

  
 Apollo 15 & 16 images
Apollo 15 being transported from the Vehicile Assembly Building (VAB) to launch pad 39A.
The Apollo 16 crew: John Young, Thomas Mattingly II, and Charles Duke.
Apollo 16 is rolled out of the VAB for launch.
heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/heasarc/missions/images/apollo1516_images.html   (120 words)

  
 Apollo 16
Plans for Apollo flights 12 through 16 required that the LM be maneuvered to landings at various points of scientific interest on the lunar surface, and experience from
Apollo 16 and 17 would carry instrumentation to measure cloud intensity and effects, deposits and their effects, critical surfaces, particle count, surface charge potential, and pressure.
Payload: Apollo CSM 113/LM 11/ ALSEP/ LRV-2/PFS 2/S-IVB-511.
www.astronautix.com /flights/apollo16.htm   (4131 words)

  
 APOLLO MISSION CONTROL PHOTO PLUS
Apollo 16 Spacecraft 113 Saturn 511 under spotlights on pad at Launch Complex 39A at night.
The Apollo 16 Lunar Module "Orion" is photographed from a distance by astronaut Chares M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot, aboard the moving Lunar Roving Vehicle.
Apollo 16 astronaut C M Duke took this photo of John Young holding a sample bag in his left hand as he moves toward the bottom part of the gnomon (centre) while he was collecting samples at the North Ray Crater geological site.
www.apollomissionphotos.com /index16.html   (808 words)

  
 The Apollo 15 & 16 missions
Apollo 15 and 16 were launched on 26 July 1971 and 16 April 1972, respectively.
Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke deployed a UV electrographic camera/spectrograph on the lunar surface.
Apollo 15 and 16 carried a 512-channel cylindrical NaI(Tl) scintillation gamma-ray spectrometer, 76x76 mm in size, covered with a plastic scintillator for charged particle rejection.
heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/heasarc/missions/apollo1516.html   (167 words)

  
 Manned Space Chronology: Apollo 16
The Apollo 12 moonrock was demagnetized while on Earth, and analysis upon its return to the lunar surface determined that it remained demagnetized during the Apollo 16 flight to the Moon.
In addition, fresh Apollo 16 lunar samples were again found to be magnetic, thus confirming the existence of a lunar magnetic field.
As was the case in Apollo 15, a scientific subsatellite was released into lunar orbit from the CSM.
www.spaceline.org /flightchron/apollo16.html   (744 words)

  
 Chapter 16 -- Apollo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apollo 13 seemed to keep the bad luck theory in tact as the primary CM pilot was exposed to the measles.
The LM pilot for Apollo 13 was Fred Haise.
One rock was found to contain water; another was taken to the Earth on Apollo 12, demagnetized, and returned to the Moon on Apollo 16 to act as a control for further measurement of the Moon's magnetic field.
www.space.edu /projects/book/chapter16.html   (6870 words)

  
 Welcome To Spacecraft Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Apollo 16 EVA coverage in this disc set includes both the television transmissions and the air to ground audio from the astronauts during the traverses between stations.
Recovery – The Apollo 16 mission came to an end on April 27, 1972, and the crew and spacecraft were recovered aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga.
Apollo 16 is perhaps notable for what it did not find as much as what it did find.
www.spacecraftfilms.com /apollo16.htm   (2112 words)

  
 Apollo Gold - Home Page, 2006
Apollo Gold - is a gold mining and exploration Company with a mine in Montana, the Black Fox advanced stage development project in Ontario, Canada, and the Huizopa Project, an early stage exploration project in the Sierra Madre Gold Belt in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Apollo recently announced the results of a new Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (“43-101”) resource study that outlines the results of the drilling program conducted at Black Fox during 2004 and 2005.
Apollo In Mexico - Apollo's Huizopa Project is located on the famous Sierra Madre Gold Belt near the Chihuahua border with the state of Sonora, Mexico, approximately 235 km (146 miles) due east of the city of Hermosillo - Sonora, Mexico.
www.apollogold.com   (416 words)

  
 Apollo 16 Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
he successful Apollo 16 manned lunar landing mission was the second in a series of three science-oriented J series missions planned for the Apollo program.
The major objective of the mission was to investigate the lunar surface in the Descartes highlands area because it was considered to be representative of much of the Moon's surface, and an area of this type had not been previously visited.
Total time for the Apollo 16 mission was 265 hours, 51 minutes and 5 seconds.
www.si.edu /harcourt/nasm/Apollo/AS16/Apollo16_fact.html   (504 words)

  
 Apollo 16 NASA Mission Reports
Apollo 16, The NASA Mission Reports comes with a bonus Windows CDROM featuring the entire EVA video footage from Apollo 16 as well as thousands of still images and QTVR pans of Descartes Base and an exclusive interview with Captain John Young.
The landing site selected for the crew of Apollo 16 was in the lunar highland area of Descartes.
Back on Earth the political climate was beginning to turn against NASA and the remarkable risks, and exploits undertaken by the crew of Apollo 16 went almost unnoticed by the American public.
www.countdowncreations.com /misrepa16.htm   (275 words)

  
 BBC ON THIS DAY | 20 | 1972: Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis
The Apollo 16 mission has landed on the Moon after a seven-hour crisis that nearly aborted the mission altogether.
The two Apollo 16 astronauts on the lunar module were told to halt their landing attempt and keep Orion close to Casper in a "station keeping position" in which it would be possible quickly to link the two craft if necessary.
The Apollo programme had already been cut back severely by the time of Apollo 16, and there was only one more manned mission to the Moon, in December 1972.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/20/newsid_4104000/4104093.stm   (650 words)

  
 Apollo 16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Casper" NSSDC ID: 72-031A Description: Apollo 16 was the fifth mission in the Apollo series in which humans landed on the moon.
The LM landed in the Descartes region of the moon at approximately 9 deg S, 16 deg E. An Apollo lunar surface experiments package (ALSEP) was deployed on the surface, terrain samples were acquired, and photographs were obtained by the surface astronauts and from the CM using 16-, 35-, and 70-mm film, 5- by 48-in.
The Apollo 16 spacecraft was launched on April 16, 1972, and was injected into lunar orbit on April 19.
lunar.arc.nasa.gov /history/timeline/info/apollo1601.htm   (229 words)

  
 Apollo 16
Apollo 16 was launched on April 16, 1972 and took astronauts John Young, Thomas Mattingly, and Charles Duke to the Moon.
Their mission was to visit the lunar highlands, a previously unexplored region believed to contain evidence of ancient volcanic activity.
Although Apollo 16 brought over 200 pounds of material back to Earth, none of it confirmed scientists' theories about the Moon's geologic history.
www.windows.ucar.edu /cgi-bin/tour_def/space_missions/apollo16.html   (157 words)

  
 The Project Apollo Gallery - Saturn V Images Index - page 2 of 2
The Apollo 10 S-IC stage is hoisted in the VAB for stacking
Apollo 10 Saturn V space vehicle approaches Crawlerway crossroad en route to Launch Pad B during rollout from Vehicle Assembly Building.
The Apollo 14 Saturn V space vehicle carrying Astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Stuart A. Roosa and Edgar D. Mitchell lifted off to the Moon at 4:03 p.m.
www.apolloarchive.com /apidx_saturn_v_b.html   (1207 words)

  
 Apollo 16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apollo 16 was the fifth mission in the Apollo series in which humans landed on the moon.
The 11-day scientific mission began on April 16, 1972, at 17:54 UT. (The launch was postponed from the originally scheduled date, March 17, because of a docking ring jettison malfunction.) Navy Capt. John W. Young and Air Force Lt. Charles W. Duke landed on the lunar surface in the lunar module (LM) on April 21.
Information on the Apollo 16 LM is contained in record 72-031C.
lunar.arc.nasa.gov /printerready/history/timeline_items/apollo16.html   (356 words)

  
 Apollo 16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
pollo 16 was the fifth mission to land men on the moon and return them to Earth.
It was also the second flight of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
Apollo 16 landed in a highlands area, a region not yet explored on the Moon.
www.nasm.si.edu /collections/imagery/apollo/AS16/a16.htm   (63 words)

  
 Apollo 16 quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The command module on Apollo 16 was called Orion.
What was the date Apollo 16 landed on the moon?
The crew of Apollo 16 did not break Apollo 15's record for distance driven in a Rover on the moon.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=153217   (111 words)

  
 Apollo 16
Apollo 16 prime and backup crewmen during geological field trip in New Mexico
Apollo 16 lunar module "Orion" photographed from distance during EVA
Apollo 16 television transmission of lunar module ascent stage liftoff
www.apolloexplorer.co.uk /photo/html/AS16   (1052 words)

  
 Apollo 11 - 17 Mission First man on the Moon - Fullscreen QTVR photo from panoramas.dk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the next 3 years 6 missions to the moon was made and a total of 12 astronauts walked on the moon.
Many of these images are famous, like the one from Apollo 11 showing Buzz Aldrin with Neil Armstrong reflected in the glass of his helmet.
During the last year the original films have been rescanned in large resolution and the Apollo 11 images were released the week before the 35 year anniversary.
www.panoramas.dk /fullscreen3/f29.html   (603 words)

  
 Apollo 16
Their mission was to visit a previously unexplored region of lunar terrain, believed to contain evidence of ancient volcanic activity.
They set up an science experiment station and collected soil and rock samples with the Lunar Roving Vehicle, first used in the Apollo 15 mission.
Although Apollo 16 returned over 200 pounds of material back to Earth, none of it gave scientists conclusive information about the Moon's geologic history.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/space_missions/apollo16.html&edu=elem   (148 words)

  
 Space Cowboy Saloon
Apollo 16 would be the first mission to explore the Moon's central highlands, landing in a hilly region near the crater Descartes.
Apollo 16 was rolled out of the VAB to Pad 39A on Dec. 13, 1971, but this isn't a picture of that-this is a picture of it going back.
Jim McDivitt, Commander of Apollo 9 and now head of the Apollo Program Office, had simulated such a thing, along with many other possible scenarios, on Apollo 9.
groups.msn.com /SpaceCowboySaloon/apollo16.msnw   (1039 words)

  
 APOD: 2000 March 19 - Apollo 16: Exploring Plum Crater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Apollo 16 spent three days on Earth's Moon in April 1972.
Apollo 16 was famous for deploying and using an
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