An astronomer may have found a lost spacecraft from the Apollo missions in the depths of interplanetary space.
Back in 1969, NASA launched the Apollo 10 ahead of Apollo 11 in an attempt to prepare for future missions to the moon. While the lander, named Snoopy, came within 15 kilometers of the moon’s surface, it was dropped from the Apollo craft to ensure it makes it back to Earth safely. Since then, astronomers didn’t think about it as they never expected to find the lander in the first place. However, Nick Howes from UK’s Royal Astronomical Society has claimed that he is pretty sure that he has found it.
Talking about the latest findings, he told Sky News, “Until someone gets really close to it and gets a detailed radar profile, we can not be sure… I would love to get Elon Musk and his wonderful spacecraft up and grab it and bring it down.”
In case you didn’t know, the lunar landers were either crashed into or left on the moon. He added, “It’s the only one that’s up there that has flown that is left. The Apollo program was the greatest technical achievement in human history.”