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Apollo 16 launch

Apollo 16 launch (16 April 1972)

Apollo 16

Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Lunar Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Apollo 16 was the 10th crewed launch of the Apollo program. The craft was crewed by Commander John Young, Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly & Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke. The mission duration was 11 days, 1 hour, 51 minutes & 5 seconds during which time Young and Duke spent 71 hours on the surface of the Moon spending a total of 20 hours and 14 minutes on moonwalks while Mattingly spend 126 hours or 64 orbits in lunar orbit. While conducting moonwalks, Young and Duke collected 95.8Kg of lunar samples. During return trip to Earth Mattingly performed an EVA to collect film cassettes from the exterior of the service module.

Saturn V

Family: Saturn
Configuration: V

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    110.6 m
  • Diameter
    10.1 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2970 T
  • Thrust
    35100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn V
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    140000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo Casper CSM-113


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Lunar Orbit where the LM would detach and land on the Moon.
Serial Number: CSM-113

CSM-113 "Casper" was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 16 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


John Young

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Sept. 24, 1930
Date of Death: Jan. 5, 2018

Ken Mattingly

Command Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: March 17, 1936
Age: 84

Charles Duke

Lunar Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 3, 1935
Age: 85

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


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LauncherOne
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New Shepard
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NS-14
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Falcon 9 Block 5
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Soyuz STA
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3 weeks ago
CSO-2
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Long March 4C
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3 weeks, 2 days ago
Long March 4C
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NROL-108
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Soyuz 2.1B
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1 month ago
OneWeb 4
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PSLV-XL
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CMS-01 (GSAT-12R)
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