A high-angle view is of the Apollo 16 welcoming aboard ceremonies on the deck of the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga that took place after splashdown of the command module in the central Pacific Ocean approximately 215 miles southeast of Christmas Island. Mission commander John Young stands at the microphone. Standing behind him are lunar module pilot Charles Duke and command module pilot Thomas Mattingly. The splashdown occurred at 1:45 p.m. CST Thursday, April 27, 1972.
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