1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

On This Date in History - April 21

By

Daily Extra :


Astronomy & Space Word of The Day

SSI: Solid State Imaging.

Today in History:


1972: Apollo 16 - USA Manned Lunar Lander (April 16-27, 1972) landed on lunar surface. Crew: John W. Young, Charles M. Duke, Jr., Thomas K. Mattingly II. Young and Duke landed on April 21, 1972, at the Descartes crater located at latitude 9°00' N and longitude 15°31' E. They deployed instruments, drove the lunar rover, and collected 94.7 kilograms of samples during a 71-hour surface stay.

Featured Astronomy Image of the Week

Check out the former Astronomy Picture of the Day. See what surprises await you this week.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.