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Apollo 16
Ascent stage of Apollo 16 Lunar Module approaches Command/Service modules

The ascent stage of the Apollo 16 Lunar Module (LM) approaches the Command/Service modules (CSM) during rendezvous, with a contrasting background of darkness and the moon's Sea of Fertility (Mare Fecundatatis). Taken from the CSM, the photo show the aft side of the LM during a yaw maneuver. Note the buckled thermal panels. Messier and Messier A (right center) are among the most readily identifiable features on the surface below.

Catalog Date: 23 April 1972
Film Type: 70mm
NASA image: AS16-122-19533

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