“Space Music” Heard On The Far Side Of The Moon And The Science Behind It


 

Cernan: Boy, that sure is weird music.

Young: We’re going to have to find out about that. Nobody will believe us.

-Apollo 10 transcript

This weekend, the Science Channel released the preview for their newest episode of NASA’s Unexplained Files that told the story of Apollo astronauts who heard weird sounds during their trip around the moon.

The “space music” was heard during the Apollo 10 mission when astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, Gene Cernan, and John Young were on the far side of the moon. As a type of “dress rehearsal” for the first moon landing, the Apollo 10 astronauts went through all of the necessary procedures just short of landing on the lunar surface.

During the mission, Stafford and Cernan went into the lunar lander while Young stayed inside the command…

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