It's always a good idea to do a proper test run before you do something big. So you will not try to erase your karaoke with all the interpretation possibilities of Radar Love without first trying it in front of the mirror, right? Of course not. The same was true for NASA and the Apollo moon landings. The Apollo 10 mission has done almost everything the real Apollo 11 moon landing has done – except land on the moon. The Lunar Module, named after the well-known comic beagle Snoopy, was thrown into space after the mission, thinking it was lost.
Actually it seems to be the promotion module of the lunar module to have finally been found. You see, Apollo 10 was a kind of dress rehearsal for Apollo 11, so they did and used everything that would be used for the actual planned lunar landing mission.
The command module named Charlie Brown undocked with Snoopy, the lunar lander. which was almost eight miles from the lunar surface. After that, they had to simulate the launch of the Lunar Module's Ascension Module (the area of pressurized crew on the landing legs), so that it would detach itself and start a rendezvous with the Command Module, where the two astronauts inside could again meet the waiting astronaut for them in the command module.
After that, the now empty Snoopy Lunar Module was dropped into a heliocentric (you know) around the Sun, just like us. All of the other ascent stages of the Apollo lunar module were deliberately plunged into the moon or burned in the Earth's atmosphere, making the Apollo 10 module the only surviving, actually used Apollo lunar module and even the only once manned, now empty module was American spacecraft in space left behind.
As you can imagine, Snoopy has a great historical value there and it would be a great deal to find it – especially if someone had found a way to find it safely.
The search for Snoopy, which runs since 2011, is headed by Nick Howes, a colleague of the Royal Astronomical Society, and he quickly points out that they are not 100 percent sure that they
Nick and his team are 98 to 99 percent sure that the module of the Earth does not come close enough to it for another to fully confirm 18 years, and while Nick suggested that Elon Musk might be able to send a drag, he acknowledges that for scientific reasons this would not necessarily be the case: It was incredibly difficult to find Snoopy. It is relatively small and has been in orbit for 42 years. The probability of finding the spaceship was estimated at about 235 million to one. And yet somehow they think they made it.