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APOLLO 10 NEARLY CRASHES ON MOON

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Apollo 10 LM closest approach to lunar surface on May 22, 1969.

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Moon surface and Earth from Apollo 10

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Apollo 10was launched on May 18, 1969, 16:49:00 UTC.

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Hunt for long-lost Apollo 10 moon lander adrift in space

Kids have been invited to join the hunt for a NASA mooncraft that has been lost in space for more than 40 years.
Astronauts jettisoned the lunar module Snoopy into solar orbit from Apollo 10 before splash-landing in the Pacific in command module Charlie Brown in 1969. NASA had Snoopy in its sights for a while, but eventually lost track of it and now amateur astronomer Nick Howes is challenging schoolchildren in the UK to find it.

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Apollo 10 set the record for the highest speed attained by a manned vehicle at 39,897 km/h (11.08 km/s) during the return from the Moon on May 26, 1969.
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On May 22, 1969 at 20:35:02 UTC, a 27.4 second LM descent propulsion system burn inserted the LM into a descent orbit of 60.9 nautical miles (112.8 km) by 8.5 nautical miles (15.7 km) so that the resulting lowest point in the orbit occurred about 15 from lunar landing site 2 (the Apollo 11 landing site). The lowest measured point in the trajectory was 47,400 feet (14.4 km) above the lunar surface at 21:29:43 UTC
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Apollo 10 was launched on May 18, 1969, 16:49:00 UTC.

Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the American Apollo space program. It was an F type mission - its purpose was to be a "dry run" for the Apollo 11 mission, testing all of the procedures and components of a Moon landing without actually landing on the Moon itself. The mission included the second crew to orbit the Moon and an all-up test of the lunar module (LM) in lunar orbit. The LM came to within 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km) of the lunar surface during practice manoeuvres.
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