Apollo 10: NASA
was the fourth manned mission in the Apollo program
, and the first mission to launch from pad 39B. Second crew to orbit the moon. Test of the lunar module
in lunar orbit. The module came to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface during practice maneuvers.
On May 22, 1969 Apollo 10's lunar module flew within 15,400 m of the moon's surface.
- Launched: May 18, 1969 from Pad 39B
- Returned: May 26, 1969
- Crew members: Tom Stafford, commander; John Young, command module pilot; Gene Cernan, lunar module pilot
- Command module: Charlie Brown
- Lunar module: Snoopy
The command module is displayed at the London Science Museum
, London, England
. The lunar module is in heliocentric orbit.