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Day 1 - The Launch/TLI/TDE/TEC

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Apollo 16 - Full Mission (Day 1 - The Launch/TLI/TDE/TEC)

Full first day coverage of the Apollo 16 mission. Onboard are CDR John Young, CMP Ken Mattingly and LMP Charlie Duke. Launch occurred at 17:54 UTC on April 16th 1972 from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

Countdown coverage is limited to video available from the TV networks and NASA TV feed as well as film and photographs. Pre-launch footage of crew training and the roll-out of the Saturn V launch vehicle to the pad are included as a supplement.

Where TV/film/pictures are not available I have used Orbiter (and some KSP) simulator video.

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: 04/19/2022 01:40 am »
Apollo 16 - The Lunar Landing (50th Anniversary)

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Apollo 16 - The Lunar Landing (50th Anniversary)

Coverage of the Apollo 16 lunar landing on April 21st, 1972 at 02:23:35 UTC. Onboard Lunar Module Orion are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Charlie Duke (LMP).

Coverage begins a few minutes before the Acquisition of Signal (AOS) on the final orbit before PDI  and continues through the landing and T1/T2 Stay points.

Orbiter Space Simulator AMSO, real-time footage taken from the lunar module, and a graphic representation are used to show events. 1 photograph was taken by the crew in lunar orbit and several after touchdown, these are also included.

Events are in real-time as they happened.

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Graphic representation of events is courtesy of Paolo Mangili

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: 04/22/2022 08:13 pm »
Great stuff!

And here:

https://www.lroc.asu.edu/featured_sites/view_site/66

the mission can be followed along the EVA traverses with a timeline and transcript.  Hours of enjoyment when you are supposed to be working.

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: 04/22/2022 08:35 pm »
Great stuff indeed.  Thanks
PS:  John Young was one of my most-admired astronauts.  A reminder, he piloted four different types of spacecraft:  Gemini, Apollo CM, Apollo LM and Shuttle.  What a career!
Launches attended:  Apollo 11, ASTP (@KSC, not Baikonur!), STS-41G, STS-125, EFT-1, Starlink G4-24, Artemis 1
Notable Spacecraft Observed:  Echo 1, Skylab/S-II, Salyuts 6&7, Mir Core/Complete, HST, ISS Zarya/Present, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Dragon Demo-2, Starlink G4-14 (8 hrs. post-launch), Tiangong

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: 04/23/2022 12:02 am »


Great stuff indeed.  Thanks
PS:  John Young was one of my most-admired astronauts.  A reminder, he piloted four different types of spacecraft:  Gemini, Apollo CM, Apollo LM and Shuttle.  What a career!

And a lunar Rover!

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: 04/24/2022 06:06 am »
Apollo 16 - Lunar Lift-off (50th Anniversary)

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Apollo 16 - Lunar Lift-off (50th Anniversary)

Coverage of the LM Orion's lunar ascent for Apollo 16 - April 24, 1972, 01:25:47 UTC

Coverage begins with the Lunar Rover TV footage and GET clock graphic and then includes (from 5 seconds out)  the Rover TV, 16mm from the LM cabin and simulator rendition along with LM graphic representations to events happening.

Please read the description at the beginning of the video as an explanation to why the GET announcements from PAO are seemingly early!

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Orbiter Simulator and Paolo Mangilis graphics used throughout



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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: 08/14/2022 08:57 am »
Looks like Day to Day coverage will be provided from here on...

Apollo 16 - Full Mission (Day 2 - Electrophoresis, Photography, MCC2)

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Full and complete coverage of Day 2 on Apollo 16. The crew wake-up is followed by the electrophoresis experiment, earth photography and an MCC burn of the SPS engine. Before retiring for the evening Mattingly troubleshoots a computer issue with the platform alignment.

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: 09/04/2022 09:30 am »
***  Listen to the first minute of this video***

Apollo 16 - Full Mission Day 3 (ALFMED, Skylab Food, Suit Prep)

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Apollo 16 - Full Mission Day 3 (ALFMED, Skylab Food, Suit Prep)

The third day of the Apollo 16 mission saw the crew conduct the ALFMED experiment which investigated cosmic rays seen by previous crews. The crew also sampled and evaluated Skylab food packaging and practiced putting their spacesuits on for upcoming lunar operations.

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: 05/27/2023 07:26 pm »
Apollo 16 - Full Mission Day 4 (Arrival at the Moon)

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Apollo 16 - Full Mission Day 4 (Arrival at the Moon)

The fourth day of the Apollo 16 mission saw the crew prepare for lunar orbit insertion (LOI) and descent orbit insertion (DOI) a few orbits later. They jettison the SIMBAY door to reveal the experiments that they will use to study and photograph the moon with in the planned 5 days in lunar orbit. The crew offers a running commentary of the lunar surface as they complete 5 orbits before saying goodnight to Houston in preparation for the following days activities - lunar landing day.

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: 05/27/2023 07:27 pm »
Apollo 16 - Full Mission Day 5 (Landing at Descartes)

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Apollo 16 - Full Mission Day 5 (Landing at Descartes)

The fifth day of the mission starts with a wake up period, followed by Young and Duke transferring to the Lunar Module Orion and checking out the LM systems prior to undocking. After undocking, Ken Mattingly, alone in the Command Module Casper encounters a problem in the back up system for the Service Propulsion System engine which means the circularisation burn could not be completed. The crews were told to close the gap and station keep with each other in case a re-docking became necessary and the LMs Descent Engine was needed to help them get home. After several orbits of evaluation, it was determined that Young and Duke could attempt the 5th lunar landing, which occurred some 5 hours late. The coverage ends with the crews sleep period.

Note: During the mission the CSM and LM radio loops were separated with 2 CapCom's in communication with each spacecraft. The audio for Ken Mattingly in the CSM is not available complete. Some of the comms he had are included but it should be noted that this is incomplete and only recorded by PAO on this loop sporadically.

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Re: Apollo 16 - Full Mission Coverage - 50th Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: 09/21/2023 10:49 am »
Apollo 16 Full Mission (Day 6) - Moon Walk 1

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Apollo 16 Full Mission (Day 6) - Moon Walk 1

April 21st 1972 - John Young and Charlie Duke's first moonwalk of the Apollo 16 mission. This video begins with wake up, crew prep for the EVA, the entire moonwalk and post EVA activities.

Audio is edited for silence up to the hatch opening, then is in real time until hatch closure.

This video contains all pictures/film taken (including all the UV Camera pictures)  during the EVA, placed at the approximated time of taking,

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LRV and other sequences are screen recorded using Orbiter Space Simulator with AMSO

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