Apollo 10 crew to orbit and possibly land on the moon

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14th November 1968, Stafford, Cernan and Young first to orbit the moon.

The United States has announced the names of the crew of “Apollo-10”, who will make a trip around the moon in June next year. They are Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young. In June, 1966 the three men made a three-day flight with 'Gemini-9'. They formed the reserve crew for the recent flight of "Apollo-7".

Apollo 10 Command Module and LEM connected in Lab.

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6th february 1969, Photo of the moment they get connected.

AROUND MID MAY Apollo 10 will be launched. This space flight will focus on the testing of the vehicle that will land on the moon on a subsequent flight. The photo shows the moment when the command cabin is placed on the metal casing of the lunar vehicle.

Apollo 10 near crash on the moon

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23rd May 1969, How Apollo 10 was spiced up.

After the elliptical revolution was almost finished and the landing area was approached again, the landing gear and the landing engine had to be suppurated. This maneuver caused the craft to go into a spinning movement, which Stafford was only able to get under control after some trouble. After this unexpected twist Cernan shouted:

Apollo 10 Command Module

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29th May 1969, Photograph of Apollo 10, made by project LOLA.

Apollo 10 photo made by Cernan and Stafford during the latest space flight around the moon. You can see the Command Module with the moon in the background. The horizon is about 375 nautical miles away.

Also read: Project LOLA to find out more about the NASA simulation program.

Apollo 10: We could have landed on the moon.

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9th June 1969, Stafford saw strange objects in space.

HOUSTON (Reuter) The Apollo 10 crew see no obstacles to landing on the moon on July 20th. At a news conference in Houston Tom Stafford said they too could have landed if needed, despite the moon's rough surface.