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National Air and Space Museum May 20
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The Apollo 10 command module was named Charlie Brown. A fitting name, because, as explains, "as in the [Peanuts] comic, the CM Charlie Brown would be the guardian of the LM Snoopy."
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National Air and Space Museum May 20
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The Apollo 10 lunar module was named Snoopy, a reference to the fact that the LM would be “snooping” around the Moon in low orbit, with the astronauts photographing the area where would land.
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National Air and Space Museum May 20
"Good grief!" Charlie Brown and Snoopy were the mascots of Apollo 10, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. The mission's spacecraft were named for them, and in this photo, replicas of the characters decorate the top of a console in Mission Control.
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National Air and Space Museum May 22
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After a successful (and at times dramatic) flight, lunar module Snoopy re-docked with command module Charlie Brown, and CM pilot John Young was reunited with Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan to begin the journey home.
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National Air and Space Museum May 22
On this day 50 years ago, the Apollo 10 lunar module undocked from the command and service module, and astronauts Stafford and Cernan flew within 10 miles of the lunar surface, including two passes over the future landing site:
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National Air and Space Museum Mar 20
It's March 20, 1969... 🎶 “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe is at the top of the charts 🎬 “Charro!” is number one at the box office 💐 John Lennon and Yoko Ono just got married 👨‍🚀 And we are t-minus four months from landing humans on the Moon for the first time.
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National Air and Space Museum Mar 3
During the Apollo 9 mission, which launched 50 years ago today, lunar module Spider was tested as a self-sufficient spacecraft, separating from and performing a rendezvous and docking with command module Gumdrop.
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National Air and Space Museum Mar 3
The Apollo 9 crew included commander James A. McDivitt, command module pilot David R. Scott, and lunar module pilot Russell L. Schweickart:
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National Air and Space Museum Mar 3
50 years ago today, the Apollo 9 mission launched. The mission's primary objective was an Earth-orbital engineering test of the first crewed lunar module. More on Apollo 9:
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
The crew is aboard the recovery ship, ready to enter the quarantine facility and be greeted by President Nixon.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Swim 2: “The astronauts are in a cheerful mood. They are waving at the photographers.”
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Each astronaut is being scrubbed down before entering the raft; Hornet is less than a mile away.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
All 3 crew members are out, helping secure and spray decontaminant around the hatch of the ship.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Hornet reports it is 7 miles from spacecraft; crew asks that recovery “take your sweet time. We’re doing just fine in here”.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Columbia upside-down; the flotation bags will right the ship in 8-10 minutes. Swim 1 ready to deploy swimmers.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Splashdown! Columbia is in the water, waiting for the flotation bags to inflate and the recovery crew to move in.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Hornet has contact with ; Armstrong reporting that they are “4,000-3,500 feet, on the way down”.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Hornet reports a sonic boom a short time ago; 4 minutes to landing. should be on main chutes now.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
Drogue parachutes have been deployed! The recovery team has visual contact with , Houston still waiting on communications.
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Apollo 11 Jul 24
It’s getting hot in here! Columbia has reentered Earth’s atmosphere.
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