Flight goes Apollo 10 crazy!

by | Jun 12, 2009 | Apollo, exploration, History, NASA | 0 comments

Three weeks and forty years ago today the NASA capsule pictured above was orbiting the Moon, on 22 May 1969. Apollo 10 and its crew, Eugene “Gene” Cernan, John Young and Thomas Stafford paved the way for the 20 July 1969 landing of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin

The Apollo 10 command module named “Charlie Brown” seen above is in the London science museum and was photographed this month by Max Kingsley-Jones, Flight International magazine’s deputy editor. More of Max’s photos of the capsule including its fully equipped interior can be found here

Flight has an Apollo programme gallery in its airspace.aero community site and an Apollo 10 image collection can be found there too

Expect more from Flight about the Apollo programme in the run up to the 40th anniversary of humanity’s first landing on the Moon

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