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Welcome Home Ceremonies for Apollo 16 Crew
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Welcome Home Ceremonies for Apollo 16 Crew

May 8, 2003
A high-angle view of the Apollo 16 welcoming aboard ceremonies on the deck of the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga, soon after the splashdown of the Apollo 16 Command Module in the central Pacific Ocean approximately 215 miles southeast of Christmas Island. Astronaut John W. Young, commander, is standing at the microphone. Standing behind Young are Astronauts Charles M. Duke Jr, (on left), lunar module pilot, and Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot.