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Jamye Flowers holds Snoopy as Apollo 10 Commander Thomas Stafford pats Snoopy on the way to the launch pad. Image: NASA

Snoopy & Charlie Brown

The Apollo 10 Lunar Module (LM) was named “Snoopy” since the mission was not going to land on the Moon but they were going to ‘snoop around.’ The Command/Service Module (CSM) was called “Charlie Brown.” Both are characters from the comic strip Peanuts.

Pete Conrad’s Bet

Apollo 12 Commander Charles (Pete) Conrad (3rd person to walk on the Moon) had a $500 bet with a reporter that NASA did not tell him what to say when he got to the Moon. People probably thought Neil Armstrong’s famous words ("That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind") were scripted (they were not). So to prove his point Pete’s first words were, “Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me.“ Yes, that is what he said…on the Moon!

Apollo 12 Transcript (link)

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Neil Armstrong in 1969 practicing climbing back onto the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM). Image: MSFC

Playing Golf on the Moon

Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard (first American in space & 5th person to walk on the Moon) played a bit of golf when he was on the Moon.

Apollo 14 Transcript (link)

“Mr. Galileo was correct“

Apollo 15 Commander David Scott (7th person to walk on the Moon) had a nice physics demonstration on the Moon, where he dropped a falcon feather and a hammer at the same time.

Apollo 15 Transcript (link)

Saturn V Model Rocket

Apollo’s Moon Shot Augmented Reality (AR) App

Lunar Society of Birmingham

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