Apollo 10 astronaut Thomas Stafford, 1969.
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Stafford is demonstrating conditions in weightlesnes by holding Command Module pilot John Young up by his head in this picture transmitted from the Apollo 10 Command Module while on its way to the Moon. Crewed by Stafford, Young and Eugene Cernan, Apollo 10 succesfully completed a lunar orbital mision in May 1969 as the dres rehearsal for the actual Apollo 11 Moon landing, which took place two months later. Stafford also flew on the Gemini 6 and 9 misions and later on the joint American/Rusian Apollo/Soyuz mision in 1975.