What did Apollo 16 accomplish?
Fast Facts: Apollo 16 Apollo 16’s exploration of the lunar surface overturned a prevailing scientific opinion at the time that the lunar highlands were of volcanic origin. This was the first crewed landing in the central lunar highlands. The crew made the first spacewalk during the return journey to Earth.
What did Apollo 16 leave on the moon?
ALSEP and other surface equipment. As on all lunar landing missions after Apollo 11, an Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) was flown on Apollo 16. This was a suite of nuclear-powered experiments designed to keep functioning after the astronauts who set them up returned to Earth.
How many Eva’s did the astronauts have on the surface of the moon Apollo 16?
During 71 hours, two minutes surface stay, astronauts explored region on three EVAs totaling 20 hours, 14 minutes. First EVA included Lunar Roving Vehicle setup and ALSEP deployment.
Who walked on the moon on Apollo 16?
Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were the first of 12 human beings who walked on the Moon. Four of America’s moonwalkers are still alive: Aldrin (Apollo 11), David Scott (Apollo 15), Charles Duke (Apollo 16), and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17).
How long was the crew of Apollo 16 on the Moon?
Total lunar surface activities lasted 20 hours 14 minutes and 95 kilograms of samples were collected. These rocks represented samples of the ancient lunar highlands. The total distance traveled in the LRV was 26.7 kilometers and the crew remained on the lunar surface 71 hours.
Why did Apollo 16 almost Cancelled?
Early exit. The Apollo 16 mission terminated a day early due to concerns over technical issues that popped up on the way to the moon and while in orbit around it. The crew splashed down on April 27, 1972.
What happened to the Apollo 16 SIVB?
* A malfunction resulted in premature loss of tracking data for the Apollo 16 SIVB. Time and impact energy are estimates based on interpretation of seismic data. Uncertainty in the Apollo 16 impact time is about 4 seconds.
How big is the Apollo 16 S-IVB crater?
Two LROC NAC views showing the newly discovered Apollo 16 S-IVB stage impact crater, each image is 400 meters wide, north is up. Both images were taken when the Sun was relatively high above the horizon (noon-ish) bringing out subtle differences in albedo (reflectivity or brightness).
Where is Apollo 16 S-IVB rocket booster impact site?
After many attempts searching through Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) images, the Apollo 16 S-IVB rocket booster impact site has been identified. The site is on Mare Insularum about 260 km southwest of Copernicus Crater.
What happened to the S-IVB stages on the Moon?
During the missions of Apollo 13, Apollo 14, Apollo 15, Apollo 16, and Apollo 17, the S-IVB stages were crashed into the Moon to perform seismic measurements used for characterizing the lunar interior. Apollo 7 S-IVB in orbit over Cape Canaveral . / 34.710456°N 86.657432°W / 34.710456; -86.657432