* Posts by steelygaze

1 post • joined 22 May 2019

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

steelygaze

Re: Charlie Brown at the London Science Museum

I expect it looks a bit charred. As a 13 year old living in Suva Fiji I got up just before dawn to watch the rentry of Apollo 10 with my father. It looked like a steadily moving fireball coming out of the west. Every now and again bits of what I assume was the ablative heat shield would separate giving it a long blazing tail. It would have taken at least two or three minutes to pass overhead before disappearing in the east. I think they were touching down near Samoa to the east of us. A very vivid memory, hard to imagine being inside that.

I didn't know it was in Science Museum. I will go and have a look when I am next in London.

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