An Astronaut’s Lunar Family Photo

Photo left on the Moon by Charlie Duke during Apollo 16 (NASA/JSC scan)

On April 23, 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts Charlie Duke and John Young embarked on the third and final EVA of the mission, exploring the Descartes Highlands via Lunar Roving Vehicle. During the EVA, just before setting up a Solar Wind Collector, Duke placed a small family photo he had brought along onto the lunar surface and snapped a few photos of  it with his Hasselblad film camera before leaving it there. This is one of the photos.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on April 24, 2012, in The Moon and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow !!
    Stunning story that this photo left on the Moon. But also so moving !!
    And this photo is above for still some million years!!
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)


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