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January 17, 1972

Medical News

JAMA. 1972;219(3):289-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03190290005003

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A medical kit change for Apollo  Men will be heading for the moon again three months from today.The men will be three American astronauts, whose 12-day mission, lift off postponed for a month from St. Patrick's Day, is the next-to-last in a manned series which began three years ago.Navy Capt John W. Young, BS, is scheduled to be commander of Apollo XVI. At 41, he is already a veteran of three space flights—Gemini III in 1965, Gemini X in 1966, and Apollo X in 1969. The lunar and command module pilots, respectively, will be Air Force Lt Col Charles M. Duke, Jr., MS, 36, and Navy Lt Cdr Thomas K. Mattingly II, BS, 35. Neither has flown in space before. (Lt Cdr Mattingly was the crewman of Apollo XIII who had to be replaced because of pre-flight exposure to rubella.)Last summer's Apollo XV flight (JAMAMedical News