[Photos] A Look Back at Apollo 16

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in Science


In April 1972, NASA was preparing to launch the Apollo program's 10th manned mission, Apollo 16— the fifth to actually land on the Moon. Apollo 16 was the second expedition to bring a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) along. The astronauts spent more than 20 hours exploring the surface of the Moon, driving 16.6 miles in their LRV, gathering 210 pounds of samples, and setting up a package of instruments and experiments. On April 27, 1972, the crew splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, after 12 days away from Earth.


Astronauts John Young and Charles Duke drive a Lunar Roving Vehicle trainer on a simulated lunar surface on Earth on December 22, 1971.


John Young and Charles Duke during EVA training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.


John Young gives a "thumb up" to well-wishers gathered in a hallway as he and crewmates leave to board the transfer van to the launch pad on April 16, 1972.


Liftoff of Apollo 16 on April 16, 1972. The crew of three was lifted into orbit atop a Saturn V SA-511 rocket, eventually hurling them toward the Moon at 22,000 miles per hour.


Flight Director Gene Kranz during the Apollo 16 launch on April 16, 1972


View of Earth from orbit shortly after launch, on April 16, 1972


A view of Earth depicted during translunar coast. Baja California is at the center of the image.
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Male 1,530
I like the whitewall tires on the rover, it’s so 60s.
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Male 10,125
You guys know 737pilot is monkwarrior right?
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Male 6,224
holygod You know that's not true, right?
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Male 10,125
monkwarrior then it is someone who made an account with your old name just to mock you.
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Male 6,224
holygod you finally clued in.  besides my old (and now deactived account) was 747pilot  .. And i'm actually surprised it survived the transition to the new site.
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Male 3,600
monkwarrior did you poop today? 
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Male 6,224
rumham there, there o floatyham.
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Male 3,664
Great Post! 

I'ma just leave a few things here for the derp below...

Crater:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/5833633/Apollo-11-Moon-landing-conspiracy-theories-debunked.html

Dust:
https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/1691/why-didnt-the-apollo-11-lander-blow-the-dust-away-or-why-does-it-look-like-it

Same Background:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Examination_of_Apollo_Moon_photographs#Apparently_identical_backgrounds_in_Apollo_15_photographs_taken_at_different_locations

No Tracks: That is a photo of it "unpacked" from the lander, before it is driven (SPOILER...what, did you think that rover came per-assembled from Earth?):
https://www.metabunk.org/why-does-the-lunar-lander-leave-not-tracks.t2818/

Cross Hairs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Examination_of_Apollo_Moon_photographs#Issues_with_crosshairs_in_photographs

Anything else...Mybusters Episode:
https://vimeo.com/120308999

And don't bother replying if you think the landing is faked...I don't give a fuck about your reality...or trolling...
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Male 6,224
kalron27 Yep, we can all see your post is bait.
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Male 3,664
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Male 6,224
kalron27 anyone could see your bait right from the get-go
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Male 3,600
monkwarrior jejejeje
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Male 6,224
kalron27  Unfortunately some people want so desperately to have a lie be the truth, like the 'official report' of 9/11, which even now scientists are showing was a fabrication.  The 'extraordinary evidence' of the 'moon landing' achievement may have seemed extraordinary in it's day, but time has started to raise many questions putting the achievement in doubt/question by the upcoming generations.  Links won't resolve that, but returning to the moon (assuming it was done in the first place) and establishing a continual presence there may change things.  Things like the moon rock given to the Dutch has been found to be petrified wood aren't helping either.
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monkwarrior You mean that something that was obviously petrified wood to any rockhound or geology buff was stupidly purported to be a moon rock?  How did people this stupid then manage to fake the moon landing and get all the scientific details correct, and still keep it under wraps today?

The museum acquired the rock after the death of former Prime Minister Willem Drees in 1988. Drees received it as a private gift on Oct. 9, 1969, from then-U.S. ambassador J. William Middendorf during a visit by the three Apollo 11 astronauts, part of their "Giant Leap" goodwill tour after the first moon landing.
Middendorf, who lives in Rhode Island, told Dutch broadcaster NOS news that he had gotten it from the U.S. State Department, but couldn't recall the exact details.

Yeah, that chain of custody is air tight; no possible mixups there at all.  Jeesh.
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Male 6,224
stevopusser Still doesn't solve the problem that the evidence of the moon landing is not convincing enough, and it has been 50 years since the 'achievement' with nothing lined up to repeat it.  Even nasa saying they don't have the technology, and even some astronauts slipping up since.
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Male 421
Just found over an hour of archive video footage of apollo 11
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Male 3,664
boredhuman Great footage, worthy of inclusion with the images in the post.  Thanks for sharing.
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Male 9
boredhuman easily faked.
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Male 421
737pilot Here's some more archival footage. This is an Apollo Project "Progress Report" shot in 1967.
at 1:30 "amazingly life-like animation illustrates, stage by stage, the lunar journey" 

"easily faked."
Please show us fake scenes of comparable quality in the 1960s... And before you mention 2001... Kubrick ignored moon's lower gravity in his moon scene

Welcome to IAB. You'll find good company in monkwarrior
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Male 6,224
Here's some more pictures of the supposed moon landing:

No blast crater from the landing (Also notice those lens flares on the left, look like the sun? nope! lol)


No dust on the landing pads, really?


The copy-past'a


Using the same background like the cartoons?



Is this image caption for real?



Bad lighting angles


Hmm, that's funny, really funny

Don't they say "sunlight is parallel on earth", must have different properties on a smaller body like the moon huh?


It must be true, huh? What a nice bright spot right there in the circle, must have taken them a while to find that spot on the entire moon huh?



Looks like mr copy-past'a was dying to get out of the office and spend his cash (maybe it as a Friday, you can't blame him), huh?



So are flying cars really out? where are the tracks?


Surely this must be real too?



No wonder people question the achievement, the evidence is clearly poor.  Looks like they'll have to go back to the moon (assuming they went in the first place) just to prove they went.
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Male 3,600
monkwarrior man you are wicked smart. you are wasting your talents here.
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Male 421
monkwarrior Booooring... seen all this before. Seen a lot of it debunked already. I'd much rather look at the archival footage...
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Male 6,224
boredhuman Looks kinda fake there at 1:14-1:19
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Male 421
monkwarrior Glad you made it over 1 minute in! Just curious: you have seen all these clips before? 
The montage starting at 51:10 that shows the first minutes on the moon in fast forward is pretty cool. They look like children playing around.  
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Male 6,224
boredhuman I have seen quite a few of these
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Male 40,264
monkwarrior ROFELMAO - Rolling On Flat Earth Laughing My Ass Off
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Male 6,224
Gerry1of1 so you believe the earth is flat?
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Male 40,264
monkwarrior "sarcasm" .... look it up
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Male 9
There's enough evidence supporting that it didn't really happen, so how can we really be sure?
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Male 421
737pilot My guess is, you're not in the position to accurately evaluate the evidence you have. If you lack sufficient physics knowledge, evidence monkwarrior submits would appear convincing enough to question the moon-landing.
"so how can we really be sure?"
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tudy up on physics. Verify the claims for yourself without relying on stuff conspiracy theorists put together.
In case you missed it, here is a IAB post "Why The Moon Landing Couldn't Have Been Faked". 
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Male 9
boredhuman What you're presenting is a fallacy.  In it's day the moon landing may have seemed extraordinary however time has started to raise many questions putting the achievement in doubt.


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Male 421
737pilot We had a post on fallacies, too! IAB: Stop Using The Word "Ad Hominem" If You Don’t Know What it Means. 
Is that the fallacy you assigned to me, or was it something else.

<3 squrlz4ever
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Male 3,600
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Male 9
boredhuman ignoring the evidence won't help you.
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Male 421
737pilot Ignoring my point will help you though! Never admit ignorance or attempt to say something of substance.
What do you call "evidence"? Monkwarrior's pictures? Go post rebuttals to @kalron27, who went through all the "evidence." All monkwarrior could do was call his post a bait. Can you do better? 
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Male 6,224
737pilot is a sockpuppet lol!
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Male 40,264
737pilot There is just as much evidence the world is flat........ which means it's not and moon landings are real.
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Male 9
Gerry1of1 That's great if you want to believe everything the mainstream media feeds you.  I look at the evidence monkwarrior has provided and think there's enough to certainly question.

Were you there when it happened? If not how could you truly know?
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Male 40,264
737pilot assuming none of those pics are doctored. But no one can trust nasa photos, can they
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Male 40,264
Ya gotta admit, Stanley Kubrick did one hell of a good job


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Female 452
Oh God, here we go again...

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Male 421
DrCribbens I have to admit... I've spent soooo much time learning the conspiracy claims and debunking them, I haven't had the chance to actually look at the pictures of the moon expeditions. Very cool. 
If I understand correctly, in the "earth rise" picture, the earth would stay in the same spot on the moon horizon all the time. 
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Male 3,664
boredhuman 

"I haven't had the chance to actually look at the pictures of the moon expeditions. Very cool."

Here Here!  
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Male 8,715
boredhuman If I understand correctly, in the "earth rise" picture, the earth would stay in the same spot on the moon horizon all the time. 

From a vantage point ON the moon, yes. (There IS a slight wobble, though.)

But in this case, the picture was taken from the module as it was orbiting the moon. So the Earth appeared as the module 'came around the edge' of the moon...appearing as a 'Earth rise'.
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Male 4,281
Fake news!
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Male 583
I don't envy much things in this world but I would love to have had the experiences some of these guys had. Truly awesome.
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