In May 1969 the Apollo 10 crew headed toward the Moon. But the astronauts’ assignment wasn’t to make a lunar landing; they were merely passing the astronomical body as observers. But then as the intrepid explorers traveled on the dark side of the Moon with no connection to mission control, the crew heard mysterious “music.”
Yes, Apollo 10 took off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on May 18, 1969, and its mission was to take people to the Moon. But NASA’s quest was not a lunar landing – that wouldn’t take place for another two months. Instead, the space agency had sent its crew to simply scope out the Moon and essentially lay the groundwork for the famous Apollo 11 flight.