Collection Artwork
NASA (Washington DC, established 1958)
Apollo 16 EVA Photo
April 21, 1972
color photograph
Charles Moss Jr. Duke (born Charlotte, North Carolina, 1935)
John Young (San Francisco, California, 1930 – 2018, Houston, Texas)
image size: 7 5/8 x 9 1/8 in.
paper size: 8 1/4 x 10 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed during Mission Apollo 16 at Descartes crater , The Moon, Earth's Orbit
2020.31.97.198
AS16-113-18339
Typewritten in red ink, left center: AS16-113-1833
Typewritten in blue ink, paper verso, upper half: [1975 NASA logo faded] [blank space] Houston, Texas 77058 / National Aeronautics and / Space Administration / No copyright is asserted for this photograph. If a recognizable person appears in the photo, use for / commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy / or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee of a commercial product, process or service, or / used in any other manner that might mislead. Accordingly, it is requested that if this photograph is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, / layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release. / COLOR / 21 APRIL 1972 [blank space] AS16-113-1833 / MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS / APOLLO 16 EVA PHOTO - - - Astronaut John W. Young, / commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, / leaps from the lunar surface as he salutes / the U.S. Flag at the Descartes landing site during the / first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-1). / Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, / took this picture. The Lunar Module (LM) “Orion” is on / the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked / beside the LM. The object behind Young in the / shade of the LM is the Far Ultraviolet / Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates / the background in this lunar scene. / pg. 13
Typewritten in blue ink, paper verso, lower left: PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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