• Short Summary

    In the second excerpt from the thousands of feet of film shot by Astronauts John Young, Charles Duke and Ken Mattingly now being released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Duke and Young take a bumpy, dust-churning ride in their lunar rover.

  • Description

    In the second excerpt from the thousands of feet of film shot by Astronauts John Young, Charles Duke and Ken Mattingly now being released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Duke and Young take a bumpy, dust-churning ride in their lunar rover.

    The two explores made good use of the vehicle -- particularly during their second tour of the Descartes Highlands region when they spant more than seven hours testing the lunar rover and collecting rock and soil samples.

    Three days later, Astronaut Ken Mattingly floated along the gleaming said of the Casper command module to retrieve exposed films of the moon's surface from cameras outside the April 16 spacecraft. As he did so, the spaceship was 173,000 nautical miles from earth -- and travelling silently homewards at 2,660 miles-an-hour (4,280kph).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4IJOY3EVYF4X1UQBGQJC9A9U7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IJOY3EVYF4X1UQBGQJC9A9U7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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