APOLLO 16 CHARLIE DUKE signed Lithograph NASA Moonwalker Rare
This is an OFFICIAL NASA signed Lithograph. VERY HARD TO FIND ! , and highly sought after.
Signed by Charles M. Duke, crew member (Lunar Module Pilot) of Apollo 16 (with John W. Young and Ken Mattingly).
Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr. (born October 3, 1935), (Brig Gen, USAF, Ret.), is an American engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer,
test pilot, and a former astronaut for NASA. As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon.
A former test pilot, Duke has logged 4,147 hours flying time, which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft; and 265 hours in space,
plus 20 hours and 15 minutes of extravehicular activity.
Apollo 16 (April 16–27, 1972) was launched from John F. Kennedy Space Center and was the fifth manned lunar landing mission.
The crew consisted of John W. Young as Commander, Ken Mattingly as Command Module Pilot, and Duke as Lunar Module Pilot.
Apollo 16 was the first scientific expedition to inspect, survey, and sample materials and surface features in the Descartes region
of the rugged lunar highlands. John Young commenced the then-record setting lunar surface stay of 71 hours and 14 minutes
by maneuvering the lunar module Orion to a landing on the rough Cayley Plains.
In three subsequent excursions onto the lunar surface, he logged 20 hours and 15 minutes in extravehicular activities
involving the emplacement and activation of scientific equipment and experiments, the collection of nearly 213 lb (96 kg) of rock and soil samples,
and the evaluation and use of Rover-2 over the roughest surface yet encountered on the moon.
Other Apollo 16 achievements included the largest payload placed in lunar orbit (76,109 lb or 34,595 kg);
first cosmic ray detector deployed on the lunar surface; first lunar observatory with the far UV camera; and longest in-flight EVA
from a command module during transearth coast (1 hour and 13 minutes).
The Apollo 16 mission was concluded with a Pacific Ocean splashdown and subsequent recovery by USS Ticonderoga.
This official NASA Lithograph is in fine condition, and is undedicated.
Charlie Duke also adds "Apollo 16 LMP" - Lunar Module Pilot for the historic Lunar landing.
You will not find a finer example !
Charlie Duke - "Adds Apollo 16 LMP" (Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot)
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