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Apollo 10

Mission Number: AS-50518-26 May 1969

Crew:
    Thomas Stafford [3], Commander
    John Young [3], CSM Pilot
    Eugene Cernan [2], LM Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Leroy Cooper, Commander
    Donn Eisele, CSM Pilot
    Edgar Mitchell, LM Pilot

Launch:
    Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
    Pad: 39-B
    Date: 18 May 1969
    Time: 16:49:00 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 8 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds

Landing:
    Date: 26 May 1969
    Time: 16:52:23 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Pacific Ocean (15° 2' S, 164° 39' W)
    Vessel: USS Princeton (LPH-5)

This mission was a dress rehearsal for a Moon landing. The LM was taken to within 15,243 m (50,000 ft) of the lunar surface. The CSM made 31 lunar orbits in 61.6 hours.

The Command and Service Module (CSM) was named Charlie Brown, and the Lunar Module (LM) was named Snoopy.

The Apollo 10 command module is on display at the Science Museum in London, England.

Launch was by Saturn V.

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Charlie Brown (Apollo 10 CSM) as seen from Snoopy (LM) during rendezvous about 60 miles above the back side of the moon.
(click for a larger view)

 


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