Picture of the Day: 40 Years Since the Apollo 16 Moon Landing

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This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 16 lunar landing, the second-to-last mission that brought humans to the moon. Above, the iconic picture of NASA astronaut John Young as he salutes the American flag.

Below, recent Pictures of the Day:

Image: NASA.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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