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Dates: 18 May 1969 – 26 May 1969.
Crew: Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young, Gene Cernan.
Apollo 10 was the fourth manned Apollo mission, and the second manned mission that went into Lunar Orbit. Its goal was testing all of the components and procedures, just short of actually landing. In reality the Apollo 10 mission did never leave Low Earth Orbit. The photographs of the moon were most likely made by earlier unmanned lunar explorations, retouched and relabeled Apollo 10. This will become clear when you read the AwE130 Apollo 10 home page, where Apollo 10 Astronaut Cernan makes a big mistake on the "backside" of the moon.