John Young

John Young on the Moon

Young

My flickr contact NASA posted this incredible image taken April 21, 1972.

Think about how long ago this picture was taken and where it was taken. Quite a bit of the world wasn’t born yet when this happened. I continue to be awed by these images which are a reminder of this incredible accomplishment.

Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, jumps up from the lunar surface as he salutes the U.S. Flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-1). Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot, took this picture. The Lunar Module (LM) “Orion” is on the left. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked beside the LM. The object behind Young in the shade of the LM is the Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph. Stone Mountain dominates the background in this lunar scene.