National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA History Office
The Apollo 16 Flight Journal
David Woods and Tim Brandt
Welcome to this 14 May 2009 release of the Apollo 16 Flight Journal, part of the Apollo Flight Journal series.
Like its companion, the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, it is intended to be a resource for all those interested in the Apollo program, whether in a passing or scholarly capacity.
This journal covers the flight of Apollo 16, eventually from launch to splashdown. As a
living document, it will continue to grow and evolve and major changes will be intimated in the appropriate internet groups.
Journals for other Apollo flights are available at the AFJ Portal.
Travelling from the Earth to the Moon
In Lunar Orbit
- Day 4: Lunar Orbit Insertion
- Day 4: Descent Orbit Insertion, Revs 3 to 9
- Day 5: Transfer to Lunar Module, Revs 10 and 11
- Day 5: Lunar Module Undocking and Preparation, Revs 11 and 12
- Day 5: "I be a sorry bird". LM and CM Problems, Rev 12 and 13
- Day 5: Rendezvous and Waiting. Revs 13 to 15
- Day 5: LM Powered Descent Initiation Clearance and Landing, Revs 15 to 16
- Day 5: Lunar Observation and Rest, Revs 16 to 21
- Day 6: Lunar Observation, Revs 21 to 27
- Day 6: Lunar Observation, Revs 27 to 34
- Day 7: Lunar Observation, Revs 35 to 45
- Day 8 Part 1: Lunar Observation, Revs 46 to 51
- Day 8 Part 2: LM Liftoff and Rendezvous, Revs 52 to 58
- Day 9 Part 1: Preparation for LM Jettison, Revs 59 to 62
- Day 9 Part 2: LM Jettison and Trans-Earth Injection
Returning To Earth
Other journal resources can be found at the AFJ Portal.
Correspondence regarding corrections, additions and typographic errors are welcome and should be sent to David Woods at or to Tim Brandt at . The most recent updates to the Journal are listed in the updates file.
The corrected transcript, commentary, and other text incorporated in the Apollo Flight Journal is protected by copyright. No portion of the Journal may be reproduced or copied onto any medium (except as required by browsing software) without express permission from the authors. Specifically, the unauthorized creation of personal copies, or of copies for sale is prohibited. Unauthorized commercial use of the Apollo Flight Journal is prohibited; and the commercial use of the name or likeness of any of the astronauts without his express permission is prohibited.
The United States Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of the Apollo Flight Journal, or to allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.
These files are copyright © 2003-2009 W. David Woods and Tim Brandt.
Last updated: 2017-02-17