The Search for Apollo 10’s Lunar Module

Published 2023-05-25
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Have you ever wondered about the journey taken by Apollo 10’s Lunar Module or how astronomers may have found it after 50 years in space? Throughout the Apollo missions, a total of 10 Lunar Modules ventured into space. However, Apollo 10's Lunar Module had a unique destiny that set it apart from its counterparts.

In this video, I explore the fate of Apollo 10's Lunar Module and the astonishing discovery made by astronomers after 50 years in space. I will also be announcing the winner of our latest giveaway, and sharing details on how you can win an exclusive Apollo 11 poster – so stay tuned.

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00:00 The Mysterious Journey of Apollo 10
01:10 Nasa Apollo Missions
01:36 Apollo 10 Mission Objective
02:30 What Happened to Snoopy?
04:02 Searching for Snoopy
06:15 Finding Snoopy Lunar Module

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All Comments (21)
  • @primalspace
    Do you think we will one day recover Snoopy and other lost spacecraft? - Shoutout to PayPal Honey for supporting this video. Get it for free here:
  • I can't imagine that it would look too different from its appearance in 1969. Then again, constant exposure to solar radiation could have taken a toll on the module. It's amazing that parts of the Apollo missions 50+ years ago are still out there. Space really is an eternal museum.
  • @T.h.w.T
    I want to bring snoopy back and put it in a museum, that's a cool story!
  • @Mayor05
    Primal Space never ceases to amaze me! Captivating content everytime!!
  • I love the idea of one day being able to retrieve these bits of space flotsam and put them in a museum one day
  • @raedwulf61
    The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York has the LEM intended for Apollo 18. The spacecraft was donated by Grumman. It is a magnificent display.
  • What an amazing story, I had no idea that Snoopy had escaped us. Because of the hole in the hatch I assume all of the oxygen within had vented into space, no oxygen = no oxidization, so the interior should be pristine. The exterior should be pretty good too, perhaps a few micro-meteors left their holes here and there, but as nothing had drastically altered the orbit it won't be that bad in my opinion. If it were my choice, I would leave her where she is. Fate chose her path and she is in the best museum that money can't buy. Who knows, she may well "out live" mankind. Those who find her will wonder at who we were and our achievements long after all other traces of us have turned to dust.
  • @Sup-ih3mt
    Snoopy is probaby in relatively good shape just faded a bunch. It would be really cool for it to be put in a museum if we ever retrieve it. Might also be able to study the effects of longterm exposure in space.
  • In case anybody is feeling sad about snoopy being all alone out there in the endless expanse of space, worry not! The current plan for one of the Artemis missions involves yeeting an HLS out into interplanetary space just like snoopy, so after fifty-something years it’ll finally have a buddy out there!
  • @duxoakende
    I wonder if any microorganisms survived inside for this long. It would be an incredible example of adaptations to deep space with extreme temperature and radiation exposure if they did.
  • @storbokki371
    I was a kid in the 60s and remember this, and the Charlie Brown TV specials, well. The craft is interesting anyway, but that the craft is named "Snoopy" had me welling up tears for some odd reason. It's kind of touching knowing Snooping is still flying out there somewhere.
  • I believe that the internal portion of Snoopy will be relatively similar to how it appeared to the astronauts. The external portions of it will definitely have had some degree of wear. How much is based on various factors such as its orbit, whether there was any spin, whether it was in the path of any solar events such as a CME, etc. It is difficult to say how much damage the spacecraft will have suffered but it is likely not in pristine condition.
  • @56k-modem
    I have often thought about how Voyager 1 and 2 would look like if it was possible to inspect them up close as they travel through space. It would be interesting to observe the LM AS of Apollo 10 and I would expect to see many signs of it being exposed in space for so long.
  • @maxmori8616
    Honestly, I imagine it would be in a similar condition to how it was in 1969, albeit with a little less atmosphere. Im glad at least one part of the Apollo missions is out there to serve as an eternal history museum (aside from all the S-IVB stages out there).
  • @apoorvmishra6992
    Bringing Snoopy back, we can actually see how the extremely low temperatures of the space and solar radiations have modified the lattice structure of Aluminium.
  • it would be wonderful in the future to have the possibility to bring this spaceship back to earth and perhaps to carry out missions of this type also to carry out maintenance on other space probes. Beautiful!
  • I believe Snoopy will be more or less the same from when we lost it in '69, but it's hard to say how staying in a vacuum for 50+ years could affect it
  • @djr3386
    Your explanations are so good. The animations are so brilliantly synced with the narration. Thank you.