Tuesday, April 7, 2020
SPACE CADETS / APOLLO 10 CREW NEVER REPORTED STRANGE MUSIC THEY HEARD ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON.
In May 1969, the astronauts onboard the Apollo 10 mission lost contact with Earth while they were in the dark side of the Moon. For one hour, they were on their own and listening to strange sounds coming from an unidentified radio signal. For program click here.
The three astronauts--Thomas P. Stafford, commander; John W. Young, command module pilot; and Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot--were the second set of Apollo astronauts to see the far side of the moon.
Apollo 10 was the last mission before the iconic first landing of Apollo 11 on July 19, 1969.
Rare video of the astronauts discussing strange sounds heard on the far side of the moon were eventually released in 2008. One astronaut is clearly heard to ask “should we tell them what we heard?”
Actual recording of sound and audio text by the two astronauts on board. The third NASA flyer was disconnected practicing his solo LEM flight. They were up there practicing everything that Apollo 11 crew might experience. click here.
The sound doesn’t sound eerie more like electronic gear feedback.
But it has given space cadets something to talk about for decades.