Lunar Module in Lunar Orbit
April 28, 2003
The ascent stage of the Apollo 10 Lunar Module (LM) is photographed from the Command Module prior to docking in lunar orbit. The LM is approaching the Command and Service Modules from below. The LM descent stage had already been jettisoned. The lunar surface in the background is near, but beyond the eastern limb of the moon as viewed from earth (about 120 degrees east longitude). The red/blue diagonal line is the spacecraft window.
Topics: Apollo program, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Environment, Apollo Command/Service Module, Service module, LK Lander, Apollo Lunar Module, Apollo 10, Apollo spacecraft, Manned spacecraft, Lunar orbit, Spacecraft