Apollo 16 launched on 21 April 1972. Captain John W. Young, USN, served as commander of Apollo 16 and Lieutenant Commander Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN, was command module pilot. Captain Young was the ninth man to walk on the moon, walking in the Descartes highlands landing site. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, the crew drove over 16 miles and collected 213 lbs of lunar material using the Lunar Roving Vehicle. Recovery was by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14).
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