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Apollo 16 lands on Moon – April 20, 1972

10 May

Apollo 16, the tenth manned mission in American Apollo space program, was the fifth mission to land on the Moon and the first to land in a highlands area. It was a J-class mission, featuring a Lunar Rover; and brought back 94.7 kg of lunar samples. The crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on April 27.

John Young jumps while saluting the American flag

John Young works at the LRV near the LM Orion.

Apollo 16 crew