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Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

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Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon
"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"
02/20/2016 12:52 pm ET | Updated 5 days ago
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Earth and the far side of the moon, where the Apollo astronauts encountered the strange music-like radio transmissions.

The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA.

It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the far side of the moon where all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about an hour and nobody on Earth can see or hear them.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/apollo-10-astronauts-reported-unexplained-music-at-moon_us_56c80662e4b0928f5a6c0679

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It turned out that it was interference between the VHF radios in the two spacecraft. They reported that it was only heard when the spacecraft were in visual range.

Good story, though!

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