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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 22
    in a radio transmission to Houston so small you could put it underneath your thumb And yet there s three billion people all stuffed in that little bitty place John Young Washington Evening Star 4 16 72 Earth rise Video Clip Video of LM after separation from CM a16prob mov 4 69mb CSM as seen from the Lunar Module 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 23
    sea of hot chocolate Because of back up control system problems the Apollo 16 lunar landing was almost aborted Engineers on the ground determined that the problem wasn t serious enough to prevent landing a cliff hanger of a mission from where we were sitting in the cockpit but the ground came through with a couple of clutch hits and put us right back in the ball game I know there was a lot of work being done on the ground and speaking for the flight crew we certainly appreciate it John Young post mission press conference 5 3 72 I know of one case where the engineering team had already started to work out in California on the problem while we were still discussing it with Houston control This to me is indicative of team members who have a deep sense of individual responsibility It is this sense of individual responsibility that built our reliable spacecraft solved our real time problems and makes the United States of America the greatest country on this earth John Young speaking to Congress after the mission 5 16 72 Med Lg Lunar Module 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 24
    little has gone wrong and how much of what has gone wrong has been correctable It is a sad commentary about the quality of life on earth when it takes days to fix a television set or a refrigerator while it takes only hours to analyze and overcome an electronic flaw in a craft that is circling the moon editorial in the Washington Post 4 29 72 1 2 3

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 25
    away Flight Profile Communications System Young descending to the lunar surface Because of problems with the LM antenna pictures of the astronauts first steps on the moon weren t beamed back to earth the first time this had happened during a moon landing Med Lg There you are mysterious and unknown Descartes Apollo 16 is going to change your life John Young stepping down onto the lunar surface April 21

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 27
    the Moon is very nice at one sixth gravity it s very delightful Just enough stability to make everything fall but as you might imagine you can jump a long way With our pressure suits on we probably weighed 360 70 pounds earth weight On the Moon you could stand down at the bottom of the ladder could pick up 100 pound sack of rocks and you could jump flatfooted with all that weight up to the second rung of the Lunar Module ladder which was about five or six feet off the ground Just flat jump right up to it John Young NASA interview 3 17 83 When a NASA geologist suggested that Young scrawl some messages on the lunar soil during Apollo 16 he replied I ll stomp out any words you want except help One Small Step Tim Furniss They wanted me to take pictures of the bottom of the crater I told them if they wanted me to do that they d have to give me a rope They told me a rope wouldn t work in a vacuum You folks think a rope knows if it s in a vacuum John Young at the International

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 28
    27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Links Experiment Far UV Camera Spectrograph 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Links Home Biography Missions Appearances Bibliography

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 29
    awesome forces which singularly or collectively could totally obliterate them And they did it for the noblest of reasons the pursuit of knowledge If mankind has any claim to greatness surely it is men like this that give it credence editorial in the Atlanta Journal Constitution 4 28 72 The Apollo 16 mission returned 3793 5 meters 12 446 feet of exposed film used on the lunar surface and in

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  • Astronaut John W. Young - Apollo 16 - Page 30
    32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Links Photos taken by John Young ALSEP Seismometer Med Lg Young at Station 10 Mortar box 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Links

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