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Photo-as16-117-18754
Apollo Imagery
North Ray Crater geological site
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AS16-117-18754 (23 April 1972) --- A view of the smooth terrain in the general area of the North Ray Crater geological site, photographed by the Apollo 16 crew from the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) shortly after leaving the immediate area of the geology site. The RCA color television camera is mounted on the front of the LRV and can be seen in the foreground, along with a small part of the high gain antenna, upper left. The tracks were made on the earlier trip to the North Ray Crater site. Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, exposed this view with his 70mm Hasselblad camera. Astronaut John W. Young, commander, said that this area was much smoother than the region around South Ray Crater. While astronauts Young 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.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/01/2012
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