Saturday , October 23 2021

Moon Module Snoopy & # 39; of NASA may have been found after 50 years in space


Fifty years after being discarded in space, a team of astronomers believe they may have found the "Snoopy" lunar module of the 1969 Apollo 10 mission, according to Sky News.

NASA's "Snoopy" lunar module was named after the cartoon dog and flew 10 miles from the lunar surface in May 1969. The Apollo 10 mission with the "Snoopy" and the "Charlie Brown" command module served as the test General for Apollo 11.

Two astronauts flew on the lunar module for eight hours on the moon, then returned to the command module and sent the Snoopy into space.

According to NASA, it was sent into an orbit around the sun to ensure it did not reconnect with Charlie Brown.

Its location has been a mystery ever since.

But now astronomer Nick Howes told Sky News that his team is "98% convinced" that he found Snoopy last year after analyzing terabytes of the radar date.

Howes, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, said he began looking for the lunar module lost in 2011 and estimated the odds of finding 235 million for one, Newsweek reported.

It will take a lot more work to be 100% sure of what they discovered to be Snoopy.

Howes told Sky News that someone will need to approach and get a detailed radar profile for confirmation.

He told participants at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK that Elon Musk and his company SpaceX could be an ideal candidate to bring the Snoopy back, according to Sky News.

And what would they do with Snoopy on Earth? Howes recalled Apollo 10 crew member Eugene Cernan telling him to "imagine the queues at the Smithsonian" to see the Snoopy in person.

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