Apollo 16 television transmission of Lunar Module ascent stage lift off, April 23, 1972. The flame from the Apollo 16 Lunar Module "Orion" ascent stage engine creates a kaleidoscope effect during lunar lift-off, as seen in this screen capture taken from a color television transmission made by the RCA color TV camera mounted on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). Lift-off from the lunar surface was at 175 hours 44 minutes ground elapsed time, 7:26 p.m., April 23, 1972.
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