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Why Apollo 10 Stopped Simply 47,000 Toes From The Moon – The New York Occasions 

With the latest launch of the Anniversary Speedmaster from Omega now behind us, it is simple to neglect that whereas Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins get the lion’s share of the glory (principally Armstrong and Aldrin, if we’re trustworthy) they stood on the shoulders of those that had gone earlier than, within the extraordinarily hazardous early days of manned house flight. Apollo 10 was the gown rehearsal for the moon touchdown, and the New York Occasions has produced an homage to Apollo 10 and her crew that is completely chock filled with gorgeous pictures, and great particulars in regards to the voyage that got here inside 47,000 ft of the lunar floor, however didn’t truly land – together with the truth that the Lunar Module had been intentionally loaded with inadequate gasoline for a touchdown and return, as NASA did not need the crew to do one thing, you realize, impulsive. Being shut sufficient to virtually attain out and contact the lunar floor, with out going the ultimate few miles, will need to have been somewhat laborious on the crew – mission commander Thomas Stafford remarking at one level, wistfully, “It appears like we’re getting so shut all you must do is put your tail hook down and we’re there.”

-Jack Forster, Editor-In-Chief 


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