Apollo 16
Vertical view of Apollo 16 landing site located Descartes area lunar nearside

A vertical view of the Apollo 16 landing site located in the Descartes area lunar nearside. The overlay indicates the location of the proposed touchdown point for the Apollo 16 Lunar Module. Descartes is located west of the Sea of Nectar and southwest of the Sea of Tranquility. This photograph was taken with a 500mm lens camera from lunar orbit by the Apollo 14 crew.

Catalog Date: 01 February 1971
Film Type: 4x5 BW
NASA image: S71-44150

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