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A strange music heard behind the moon by Apollo 10 in 1969

NASA - Apollo 10 Mission patch.

Feb. 23, 2016

Image above: Earth view from the Moon. It is passing behind the moon the astronauts have heard a strange music.

A recording of the Nasa of "weird music" heard by the crew of Apollo 10 in May 1969 during their flight over the far side of the Moon caused a stir after a television report.

The three astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, commander John Young, pilot of the control module and Eugene Cernan, lunar module pilot, were conducting the general repetition of flight before the first moon landing July 21, 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission, which was Neil Armstrong.

For these whistles was presented Sunday night on the cable channel Discovery as part of its series "Unexplained records of NASA." These sounds have almost lasted an hour. They were recorded and transmitted to the control center in Houston (Texas, Southern United States) where they were transcribed and archived.

Extract from Discovery documentary:
Outer Space Music Pt 2 of 2 - NASA's Unexplained Files

The soundtrack, available in the archives of NASA since 1973, has been digitized in 2012 has recently surfaced.

"You hear that? That whistle," said Eugen Cernan on the recording. "It's really a strange music," he continues while their ship flies over the far side of the Moon at 1500 meters, cut off from radio contact with Earth.

Taken for fools?

Apollo 10 Crew, left to right: Cernan, Stafford, Young

The three astronauts felt the strange phenomenon so that they debated as to whether or not they had to report to the control center to their superiors for fear of not being taken seriously and jeopardize their chances of make future flights, according to the Discovery documentary.

As bizarre as these sounds may have been, they do not have an extraterrestrial origin, NASA insists. An engineer from the space agency interviewed in the program explained that "the radios in the two vessels, the lunar module and command module (when attached), created interference between them."

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