Apollo 16

Apollo 16 (April 16–27, 1972) was the tenth crewed mission in the Apollo space program, administered by NASA, and the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon.

It was the second of Apollo’s “J missions”, with an extended stay on the lunar surface, a focus on , and the use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV).

The landing and exploration were in the Descartes Highlands, a site chosen because some scientists expected it to be an area formed by volcanic action, though this proved to not be the case.