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50 years ago: Apollo 10 takes an unplanned spin above the lunar surface – and sh!t gets sweary

Mark Dempster

>The ever-ambitious NASA suggested the crew go ahead and land if all went well<

That contradicts another version of events that I heard years ago (might even have been in the book 'First Man'?), which was that NASA deliberately put insufficient fuel into the craft because they were worried that the astronauts might be a little 'gung-ho' & decide to go down in history as the first men on the moon

I wonder which version is true? Giving them the option to try if they felt confident enough doesn't really sound like NASA...

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