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Photo-s72-35595
Apollo Imagery
Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr.
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S72-35595 (21 April 1972) --- Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, salutes the United States flag during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the moon, as seen in this black & white reproduction taken from a color television transmission made by the color TV camera mounted on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, stands beside the flag. 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.

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