We see footage from Riveredge beach Road in Titusville, Florida.
Crowds have gathered to watch the launch of Apollo 16 to the Moon. Children are playing and adults are staring at Cape Canaveral on Merritt Island where NASA's space center is located.
It is April 16, 1972 and at any minute the crowd will watch the launch of the Saturn V propulsion rocket with the Command Module "Casper" which is going to be despatched and the lunar module Orion.
The crew members are Thomas K. Mattingly II, Charles M. Duke Jr. and John W. Young, with the latter two landing in the Descartes region of the Moon in the Lunar Module, the highest point on the Moon. The two will spend 72 hours on the Moon collecting data with the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
The film closes with archival footage, with the rocket igniting on the support scaffolding. In the final shots, we watch the launch of the rocket just before the lens is filled by the smoke cloud of the propellant fuel.