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AS10-34-5013 - Apollo 10 - Apollo 10 Mission image - Earth view from 36, 000 nautical miles

AS10-34-5013 - Apollo 10 - Apollo 10 Mission image - Earth view from 36, 000 nautical miles

 
 
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Description: View of the Earth from 36,000 nautical miles away as photographed from the Apollo 10 spacecraft during its trans-lunar journey toward the Moon. While the Yucatan Peninsula is obscured by clouds, nearly all of Mexico north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec can be clearly delineated. The Gulf of California and Baja California and the San Joaquin Valley can be easily identified. Also, the delta of the Rio Grande River and the Texas coast are visible. Note the color differences (greens - east, browns - west) along the 100 degrees meridian. The crew members on Apollo 10 are astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, commander; John W. Young, command module pilot; and Eugene E. Cernan, lunar module pilot. Astronaut Young remained in lunar orbit, in the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Charlie Brown", while astronauts Stafford and Cernan descended to within nine miles of the lunar surface, in the Lunar Module (LM) "Snoopy". Image was taken of translunar coast during the Apollo 10 mission. Film magazine was M,film type was SO-368 with 80mm lens. Film type was 70mm color.

Subject Terms: Apollo 10 Flight, Earth Observation (From Space), Texas, California, Peninsulas, Valleys, River Basins, Mexico, Astronauts, Modules, Lunar Modules

Categories: Earth Observations

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit
Apollo 10 - AS10-27-3855 through AS10-35-5290

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2005 - 2012
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