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Apollo 10 and the Moon Pigeons

UFO Depiction
Published: 8:04 AM 4/19/2014

May, 1969 - Apollo 10 is on an 8-day journey to the moon and back. The mission would come to within 8 miles of the surface of the moon and was a dress rehearsal for Apollo 11s epic landing later the same year.

After separating from its mother-ship, the module maps the surface of the moon looking for a proper landing spot for the later mission. Trying to get a radar lock for altitude, the module's transponder malfunctions.

Without a lock, the module will not be able to dock back up with the command module. Eugene Cernan, in the command module, is monitoring the action below. Suddenly, his camera catches something unexpected; a white object moving above the moon's surface.

Could this be another space craft? This sighting would spawn a study of these anomalous objects. The objects would later be referred to as the 'moon pigeons.'

The object would disappear as soon as it had appeared. One last try on the module would get the radar going again. The mission was a success, despite the unusual happenings and frightening moments.

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NASA Unexplained Files

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