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Apollo 16 Flown
Apollo 16 Space Flown 8''x8'' Presentation.
Attached to this archival quality presentation is a piece of space flown Kapton Foil that went to the Moon and back on Apollo 16. The spacecraft which carried John Young, Ken Mattingly and Charlie Duke to the Moon was know as the ''Command Module'', and bore the name Casper. To protect the fragile craft from the extreme environment of deep space, a thin layer of material know as Kapton Foil, silver-coloured on the front with a gold backing, was attached to the outside skin of the Command Module. Because the foil was attached to the outside skin of the spacecraft, its silver-coloured side was directly exposed to deep space. The Kapton Foil was sourced from Threehook Aviation.
The image shows Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaping from the lunar surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module (LM) "Orion" is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is parked beside the LM. The object behind Young (in the shade of the LM) is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph (FUC/S). Stone Mountain dominates the background in this lunar scene. While astronauts Young and Duke descended in the LM to explore the Descartes highlands landing site on the moon, astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Casper" in lunar orbit.
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