Saturn V
Apollo 16

Saturn V | Apollo 16

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Saturn V Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Saturn V rocket as part of the Apollo 16 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sun Apr 16th 1972 12:54 PM from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Saturn V and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Apollo 16

Apollo 16 was the 10th crewed launch of the Apollo program. The craft was crewed by Commander John Young, Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly & Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke. The mission duration was 11 days, 1 hour, 51 minutes & 5 seconds during which time Young and Duke spent 71 hours on the surface of the Moon spending a total of 20 hours and 14 minutes on moonwalks while Mattingly spend 126 hours or 64 orbits in lunar orbit. While conducting moonwalks, Young and Duke collected 95.8Kg of lunar samples. During return trip to Earth Mattingly performed an EVA to collect film cassettes from the exterior of the service module.

Location

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Saturn V

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Rockwell International
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