The Apollo 10 Command Module (Capsule), 26th May 1969.
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The capsule is shown being winched aboard the prime recovery vesel Us Princeton at the end of its mision in May 1969. The Apollo capsule is the only part of the Apollo spacecraft that returns to Earth. Apollo 10, carrying astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan, was launched on 18th May 1969 on a lunar orbital mision, the dres rehearsal for the Apollo 11 landing mision which took place two months later.