This Friday, as part of its Summer Space season, Science Museum unhatches the command module used in the Apollo 10 lunar mission for public viewing. Having circled the moon in May 1969 (a dry run of sorts for sister Apollo 11’s moon landing 2 months later) the shuttle and its crew went on to break the world record for the fastest speed attained by a manned vehicle during its return to Earth (Louis Hamilton bow your head: this thing hit over 24,000mph and hasn’t been beaten since). Those wishing to view the magic must act fast – in fittingly ephemeral style, the hatch is only open for 1 day. Take a fleeting glance at the mechanics behind those brief moments that helped change the world.
For info, see See Inside the Apollo 10 Spacecraft listing.