Prime and backup Apollo 16 crew during preflight briefing
In preparation for their upcoming flight, the prime and backup crewmen of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission meet with scientists at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). Here, the group is studying a series of lunar maps, satellite and telescopic photographs of the moon. Pictured counter-clockwise around the table from far left are Dr. Friedrich Horz, Geology Branch, Planetary and Earth Sciences Division; Dr. Stanley Zisk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Haystack Observatory; Astronauts Edgar D. Mitchell (seated, partially obscured); Thomas K. Mattingly II; Stuart A. Roosa; John W. Young, and Charles M. Duke Jr. Young, Mattingly, and Duke are prime crew; Astronauts Fred W. Haise Jr., Roosa and Mitchell are backup crew.
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