The CSM “Charlie Brown”, the first spacecraft photographed over another world, Apollo 10, May 1969

The CSM “Charlie Brown”, the first spacecraft photographed over another world, Apollo 10, May 1969

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Credit: Eugene Cernan

Vintage chromogenic print, 20.3 x 25.4 cm

NASA AS10-27-3873

The Apollo 10 Command and Service Modules (CSM) are photographed from the Lunar Module (LM) after CSM/LM separation in lunar orbit. The CSM was about 175 statute miles east of Smyth's Sea and was above the rough terrain which is typical of the lunar farside. The eastward oblique view of the lunar surface is centered near 105 degrees east longitude and 1 degree north latitude. The horizon is approximately 600 kilometers (374 statute miles) away. Numerous bright craters and the absence of shadows show that the sun was almost directly overhead when this photograph was taken.

About the Apollo 10 mission here

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