Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the NASA space program and the second capsule orbiting the moon. Launched on May 18, 1969, Mission F was a test for NASA's first moon landing, during which all components and procedures were tested shortly before they actually landed. The Apollo 10 module, which is only four meters wide, was called Snoopy and is said to have been lost forever after being dropped to 900 million km.
Snoopy, named after the popular animated dog, became a dummy run for the legendary NASA Apollo 11 moon landing, scheduled to take place two months after Apollo 10 in July 1969.
Two of the three astronauts climbed in to hover over the pock-marked lunar surface.
The NASA crew returned to the command module shortly thereafter.
After the docking maneuver had been demonstrated, the mission was over and Snoopy was shot into space. Eaten by dying sun
Nick Howes, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, is now convinced that Apollo 1
Mr. Howes said that he had started the search for the module in 2011. He and a team of astronomers analyzed vast amounts of radar data and in 2018 found what they consider Snoopy.
The staff member of the Royal Astronomical Society said: "That's us 98 percent are convinced that we found it.
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"Until someone really comes close and gets a detailed radar profile, we can not be sure.
He said it would be a "really fantastic feat for science" if the capsule were brought back.
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According to Howes, someone with space skills like SpaceX founder Elon Musk would be the ideal candidate to bring Snoopy back to Earth.  "I would like to get Elon Musk and his wonderful spaceship going and grab it and bring it down.
"As Apollo 10 crew member, Eugene Cernan said to me," Son, if you find that and bring it down, imagine the queues in the Smithsonian? "