In less than six weeks during May, June and July, the members of the Apollo 16 crew - Astronauts
John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly, II, and Charles M. Duke, Jr. - made 134 appearances in
36 cities in 20 states before audiences totaling 128,000 persons.
Their conviction at the end of the tour was that "the majority of Americans are still with us
and are amazed to learn how little we actually spend on our program."
In summarizing their experiences, Gene Marianetti, Astronaut Affairs Officer for NASA, reported:
"No crew in the Apollo program did more to inform and educate the American people of the
importance of continuing with the exploration of outer space... In my opinion, it was a most
worthwhile effort and by far the most successful domestic post-flight appearance scheduling
we have undertaken... The three astronauts are a credit to this agency and to this country."
The crew appearances were made in the following cities:
Houston, TX; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Cape Kennedy, FL; Orlando, FL; Hialeah, FL; Charlotte,
NC; Lancaster, SC; Columbia, SC; St. Louis, MO; Twin Cities, MN; Hartford, CT; Bridgeport, CT;
New York, NY; Boston, MA; Lowell, MA; Springfield, MA; New Brunswick, NJ; Louisville, KY;
Knoxville, TN; Scranton, PA; Indianapolis, IN; Green Bay/Ashwaubenon, WI; Huntsville, AL;
Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena, CA; Edwards, CA; Moffett Field, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR;
Kalispell, MT; and Seattle, WA.