Apollo 10 Destination: The Moon
April 28, 2003
This photograph of the moon was taken after transearth insertion when the Apollo 10 spacecraft was high above the lunar equator near 27 degrees east longitude. North is about 20 degrees left of the top of the photograph. Apollo Landing Site 3 is on the lighted side of the terminator in a dark area just north of the equator. Apollo Landing Site 2 is near the lower left margin of the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis), which is the large, dark area near the center of the photograph.
Topics: Apollo program, Space exploration, Moon, Sea of Tranquility, Hospitality Recreation, Tranquility Base, Mare Tranquillitatis, Apollo 17, Apollo 10, Apollo spacecraft, Human spaceflight