Apollo 16

  • America's most experienced astronaut has passed away at the age of 87. In a statement, acting NASA said that Captain John Young (US Navy, retired) died on January 5 due to complications from pneumonia. He was the only astronaut to command three different kinds of spacecraft.
  • Scientists at the University of Maryland have found further evidence to support the widely accepted theory of how the Moon was formed by analyzing the isotopic “fingerprints” of rock samples brought back by the Apollo astronauts.