THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 10’s ‘Snoopy’ Undocks, Comes Within 9 Miles of Moon’s Surface

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 22, 1969

ABOVE VIDEO: On May 22, 1969, Apollo 10’s Lunar Module “Snoopy” undocked from its Command Module “Charlie Brown” and dipped into a low altitude orbit around the Moon.

(NASA) – On May 22, 1969, Apollo 10’s Lunar Module “Snoopy” undocked from its Command Module “Charlie Brown” and dipped into a low altitude orbit around the Moon.

Apollo 10 was piloted by crew members Gene Cernan and Thomas Stafford.

Snoopy, nicknamed after the Peanuts comic character, came within 14 km (about 9 miles) of the Moon’s surface.

The exercise successfully tested the maneuvers needed for the Apollo 11 mission to complete the lunar landing just 60 days later.

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