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Click to enlargeApollo 16 Earthrise  Photo

Buy this Apollo 16 Earth Rise space photo.
High quality Apollo 16 picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph AS16-113-18286. Wide variety of sizes.

Earth rises over the lunar horizon, with the Apollo 16 Command and Services Modules (CSM) to the left of the Earth. This photograph was taken from the Lunar Module (LM) "Orion" before the two Apollo 16 spacecraft re-joined following the CSM's failure to make the circularization burn on April 20, 1972.

Astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, was inside the CSM "Casper", while astronauts John W. Young, commander, and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, were manning the LM. While astronauts Young and Duke descended in the LM to explore the Descartes region of the Moon, astronaut Mattingly remained with the CSM in lunar orbit.

Date Taken: April 20, 1972
Credits: JSC NASA

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