Space History Photo: Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site. This picture on Apr. 21, 1972, looking eastward, was taken by astronaut John W. Young, Commander.
Principle inventor of the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph which would ultimately be used on the Apollo 16 mission to the moon. Ultraviolet (UV) light is the range of electromagnetic radiation that lies between visible light and X-Rays.
The only thing John Young did not fly into space was the old Mercury capsule. One of the true unsung astronauts of the space program. He was the commander of the first Space Shuttle mission and walked on the moon on Apollo 16. My Blogs: Beautiful WarbirdsFull AfterburnerThe Test PilotsP-38 LightningNasa HistoryScience Fiction WorldFantasy Literature & Art