Apollo 16, Orion and Casper
18 March 1972, Lunar Lander is called Orion, the Command Module Casper.
HOUSTON - The astronauts of the Apollo 16 have reveled the names for the Lunar Module and Command Module. The landing part is called "Orion" after the clear constellation in the night sky that can be seen through them during the entire voyage. They call the Command Module "Casper", after a friendly ghost appears in a cartoons. The astronauts of the Apollo 16 are commander John Young, Thomas Mattingly and Charles Duke, they will depart on April the 16, for a landing on the highlands on the moon, called "Descartes".
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