Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Apollo 16 Recovery

Title: 
Apollo 16 Recovery
Full Description: 
The Apollo 16 command module, with astronauts John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly II and Charles M. Duke Jr. aboard, nears splashdown in the central Pacific Ocean to successfully conclude a lunar landing mission. This overhead picture was taken from a recovery aircraft seconds before the spacecraft hit the water. The splashdown occurred at 290:37:06 ground elapsed time at 1:45:06 a.m. (CST), April 27, 1972, at coordinates of 00:43.2 degrees south latitude and 156:11.4 degrees west longitude, a point approximately 215 miles southeast of Christmas Island.
Date: 
04/27/1972
NASA Center: 
Johnson Space Center
Subject Category: 
Apollo 16
Subject Category: 
Spacecraft Landings
Keywords: 
16
Keywords: 
Apollo
Keywords: 
Recovery
Keywords: 
Splashdown
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Apollo 16
facet_where: 
Christmas Island
facet_where: 
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
facet_where: 
Pacific Ocean
facet_when: 
04-27-1972
facet_when: 
April 27, 1972
facet_when_year: 
1972
Image #: 
S72-36287
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001503.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001503
Center: 
JSC
Center Number: 
S72-36287
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001503
Creator-Photographer: 
unknown
Original Source: 
DIGITAL