Charles Duke Exploring the Moon
May 8, 2003
Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, stands near the Lunar Roving Vehicle at Station no. 4, near Stone Mountain, during the second Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-2) at the Descartes landing site. Light rays from South Ray crater can be seen at upper left. The gnomon, which is used as a photographic reference to establish local vertical Sun angle, scale, and lunar color, is deployed in the center foreground. Note angularity of rocks in the area.
Topics: Charles Duke, Exploration of the Moon, Apollo program, Ken Mattingly, Descartes, Apollo Lunar Module, Moon landing, Lunar rover, Apollo 16