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Vintage NASA Apollo Pin

Measures: 1 Inch

These pins were created to support NASA missions and Astronauts. 

 

The NASA Apollo missions were an incredible feat of engineering and human determination, with the ultimate goal of landing a man on the moon and bringing him safely back to Earth. The Apollo 10 mission, which launched on May 18, 1969, was the fourth manned mission in the Apollo program and the second to orbit the moon.

 

The Apollo 10 crew consisted of Thomas Stafford, John Young, and Eugene Cernan. Stafford, the commander, had previously flown on Gemini 6 and Gemini 9, while Young, the command module pilot, had flown on Gemini 3 and Gemini 10. Cernan, the lunar module pilot, was making his first spaceflight.

 

The primary objective of the Apollo 10 mission was to perform a "dress rehearsal" for the Apollo 11 mission, which would follow two months later. The crew would test all the equipment and procedures necessary for a moon landing, but would not actually attempt a landing themselves. They would descend to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface in the lunar module, nicknamed "Snoopy," before returning to the command module, nicknamed "Charlie Brown," which would then return to Earth.

 

During the mission, Stafford and Cernan descended to within 9 miles of the lunar surface, the closest any human beings had ever been at that time. They also conducted a number of experiments and tests to prepare for future missions, including testing the lunar module's engines and descent and ascent stages. The mission was a resounding success and paved the way for the first moon landing just two months later.

Vintage NASA Apollo Pin

SKU: CP - NASA Pin - Apollo - $5
$5.00Price

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