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Here are some cool Apollo 16 photos. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This is another picture of the earth, this time, taken by the Apollo 16 crew members using a handheld Hasselblad camera. This image was taken during the second revolution of the Moon around the earth.
Here’s a picture of Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr. taken while he was collecting lunar samples on the moon during the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. He is the youngest among the 12 astronauts who have stepped foot on the moon.
This is a photograph of Astronaut John W. Young as he made his salute to the American flag during the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. Young is the first person to fly to space six times and is one of the very few American astronauts to fly to the moon twice.
This is a panoramic photo featuring the Apollo 16 landing site generated from 27 separate images. The images were taken by Astronaut Charles Duke on April 23, 1972.
Here’s a picture of the launch of the Apollo 16 mission at the Kennedy Space Center on April 16, 1972. The Apollo 16 mission crew is composed of John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly II, and Charles M. Duke, Jr.
We’ve also recorded an entire episode of Astronomy Cast all about Moon Exploration. Listen here, Episode 114: The Moon, Part 2: Exploration of the Moon.