Astronaut John Young on the Lunar Surface
May 8, 2003
Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples near North Ray crater during the third Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-3) at the Descartes landing site. This picture was taken by Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot. Young is using the lunar surface rake and a set of tongs. The Lunar Roving Vehicle is parked in the field of large boulders in the background.
Topics: Apollo program, Space exploration, Moon, Moon rock, Extra-vehicular activity, John Young, Apollo Lunar Module, Moon landing, Apollo 17, Apollo 16, Charles Duke, Lunar rover