Encyclopedia Astronautica
1972.04.27 - Splashdown of Apollo 16


Entry and landing were normal, completing a 265-hour 51-minute mission. The command module was viewed on television while dropping on the drogue parachutes, and continuous coverage was provided through crew recovery. Splashdown was at 19:44 GMT in mid-Pacific, 5 kilometers from the recovery ship U.S.S. Ticonderoga.

Entry and landing were normal, completing a 265-hour 51-minute mission. The command module was viewed on television while dropping on the drogue parachutes, and continuous coverage was provided through crew recovery. Splashdown was at 19:44 GMT in mid-Pacific, 5 kilometers from the recovery ship U.S.S. Ticonderoga.

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