On This Day 47 Years Ago – Apollo 10 Astronauts Got a Bird’s-Eye View of the Moon

On 22nd May 1969 Apollo 10 astronauts got a bird’s-eye view of the Moon
Two US astronauts aboard Apollo 10 are on their way back to the safety of their mother ship after their lunar module came to within eight nautical miles (14km) of the Moon’s surface. Colonel Thomas Stafford and Commander Eugene Cernan were carrying out a rehearsal for a planned Moon landing in the summer.

Charlie Brown in lunar orbit - Crater Saha W on right and Saenger P on left

 

Sinus Medii including Surveyor 4 and 6 landing sites - Crater Bruce in foreground
Sinus Medii including Surveyor 4 and 6 landing sites – Crater Bruce in foreground
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