Pacific Ocean - (FILE) -- A high-angle view is of the Apollo 16 welcoming aboard ceremonies on the deck of the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga that took place after splashdown of the command module in the central Pacific Ocean approximately 215 miles southeast of Christmas Island. Mission commander John Young stands at the microphone. Standing behind him are lunar module pilot Charles Duke and command module pilot Thomas Mattingly. The splashdown occurred at 1:45 p.m. CST Thursday, April 27, 1972.  This photo is part of the book "Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts" published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969..Credit: NASA via CNP
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Pacific Ocean - (FILE) -- A high-angle view is of the Apollo 16 welcoming aboard ceremonies on the deck of the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga that took place after splashdown of the command module in the central Pacific Ocean approximately 215 miles southeast of Christmas Island. Mission commander John Young stands at the microphone. Standing behind him are lunar module pilot Charles Duke and command module pilot Thomas Mattingly. The splashdown occurred at 1:45 p.m. CST Thursday, April 27, 1972. This photo is part of the book "Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts" published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969..Credit: NASA via CNP

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Date: 14 Jun 2009
Location: Pacific Ocean
Credit: NASA via CNP
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