Apollo 10’s Practice Run Paved Way For Lunar Landing

Credit: NASA/John Young
Fifty years ago, the idea of landing astronauts on the Moon after just three crewed Apollo Saturn V development flights seemed an ambitious, if not preposterous, prospect. But the December 1968 Apollo 8 lunar flyby had gone well, and so did the shakedown flight of the Lunar Module (LM) in low Earth...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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