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Apollo 10

Saturn V

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Thomas P. Stafford

Thomas P. Stafford

Status: Retired
9/17/1930 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 12/15/1965
Last Flight: 7/15/1975

Thomas Patten Stafford is an American former Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut.

John Young

John Young

Status: Deceased
9/24/1930 - 1/5/2018
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/23/1965
Last Flight: 11/28/1983

John Watts Young was an American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer. He became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to fly six space missions (with seven launches, counting his lunar liftoff) over the course of 42 years of active NASA service. He is the only person to have piloted, and been commander of, four different classes of spacecraft: Gemini, the Apollo Command/Service Module, the Apollo Lunar Module, and the Space Shuttle.

In 1965, Young flew on the first manned Gemini mission, and commanded another Gemini mission the next year. In 1969 during Apollo 10, he became the first person to fly solo around the Moon. He drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon's surface during Apollo 16, and is one of only three people to have flown to the Moon twice. He also commanded two Space Shuttle flights, including its first launch in 1981, and served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974 to 1987. Young retired from NASA in 2004. He died on January 5, 2018.

Gene Cernan

Gene Cernan

Status: Deceased
3/14/1934 - 1/16/2017
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/3/1966
Last Flight: 12/7/1972

Eugene Andrew Cernan was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon. Since he re-entered the lunar module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he is the last person to have walked on the Moon.

Cernan traveled into space three times; as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions.

Mission

Apollo 10

Type: Human Exploration

Apollo 10 was Command by Thomas P. Stafford, Command Module Pilot John W. Young, and Lunar Module Pilot Eugene A. Cernan. This mission was a F Mission which means a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Apollo 11 Mission that would be the first crewed mission to land on the moon.

Mission patch for Apollo 10

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

203 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Agency

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Type: Government
Abbreviation: NASA
Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
Founded: 1958
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
Spacecraft: Orion
Country: USA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
4 months ago

A great successful mission preparing for the moon landing by Apollo 11.