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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TECH -

NASA’S Apollo 10 mis­sion in May 1969 was a dry run for the Apollo 11 moon land­ing just two months later. The re­cently re­leased flight crew com­mu­ni­ca­tions tran­script is fas­ci­nat­ing – and there’s some hi­lar­ity to be had as you read about how the as­tro­nauts dealt with a toi­let ac­ci­dent that gave new mean­ing to the ex­pres­sion “floater”. The crew in­cluded two of the three men who have been to the moon twice – John Young, right, and Gene Cer­nan, left – as well as Thomas Stafford and read­ing the words of th­ese cow­boys of the Apollo era pro­vides a rare in­sight into those early days of space ex­plo­ration. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/his­tory/ mis­sion_ trans/ AS10_ CM. PDF

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