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Photo-s72-36262
Apollo Imagery
Apollo 16 welcoming-aboard ceremonies on the deck of U.S.S. Ticonderoga
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S72-36262 (27 April 1972) --- A high-angle view of the Apollo 16 welcoming aboard ceremonies on the deck of the prime recovery ship, USS Ticonderoga. It was soon after the splashdown of the Apollo 16 Command Module (CM) in the central Pacific Ocean approximately 215 miles southeast of Christmas Island. Astronaut John W. Young, commander, is standing at the microphone. Standing behind Young are astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr. (Left), lunar module pilot; and astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot. The splashdown occurred at 290:37:06 ground elapsed time, 1:45:06 p.m. (CST), Thursday, April 27, 1972. The coordinates were 00:43.2 degrees south latitude and 156:11.4 degrees west longitude. The three crew members were picked up by helicopter and flown to the deck of the USS Ticonderoga.

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