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Photo-as16-117-18728
Apollo Imagery
Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr.
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AS16-117-18728 (23 April 1972) --- Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, exposed this view of the huge "Shadow Rock" with his 70mm Hasselblad camera during the mission's third and final extravehicular activity (EVA), on April 23, 1972. This particular stop was referenced as Station 13. The scoop, a geological hand tool, leans against the rock and helps to give an idea of the size. Station 13 is a little southeast of North Ray Crater at the Descartes area. While astronauts John W. Young, commander; and Duke descended in the Apollo 16 Lunar Module (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.

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