John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, works at the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)

John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, works at the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)

In the image taken on 21 April 1972 (AS16-116-18578), Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, works at the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) just prior to deployment of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) during the first extravehicular activity (EVA-1) on April 21, 1972. Note the Ultraviolet (UV) Camera/Spectrometer to the right of the Lunar Module (LM) ladder. Also, note the pile of protective/thermal foil under the U.S. flag on the LM which the astronauts pulled away to get to the Modular Equipment Storage Assembly (MESA) bay. While astronauts Young and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot; descended in the Apollo 16 lm “Orion” to explore the Descartes highlands landing site on the Moon, astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (csm) “Casper” in lunar orbit.

This is a cropped and resized image. You can see the original image on NASA.gov.

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