Human spaceflight

On This Day in 1972, Apollo 16 Blasted Off

When the Lunar Module (LM) reached the moon, astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke spent just shy of 72 hours on the surface. They spent more than 20 hours on EVAs, driving the lunar rover, setting up surface experiments, and gathering samples. In one poignant moment, Duke left a photo of his family on the lunar surface. He also named several locations for them: “Cat Crater” was named for his sons Charles and Thomas…