NASA to Release Unexplained Music From Dark Side of the Moon
NASA is due to release a recording of “music” that the Apollo 10 astronauts are alleged to have heard while orbiting the far side of the moon, according to the International Business Times (1). The incident is suspected to have been classified for 47 years until it was mentioned during a program that recently aired on the Science Channel.
Apollo 10 (2) flew to lunar orbit and back in late May 1969. Thomas Stafford, John Young, and Gene Cernan undertook every aspect of a lunar mission except for the actual landing, with Stafford and Young boarding a lunar module and flying it low over the lunar surface before returning to the Apollo command and service modules.
Young and Cernan would go on to command their own Apollo lunar missions, Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 respectively. Stafford would fly on board the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission. Two months later, Apollo 11 flew to the moon and made history with the first crewed landing on the lunar surface.
The transcript of the “music” incident is intriguing, to say the least.
One of the crew says: “You hear that? That whistling sound? Whooooooooo!”
“It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music,” another replies.
Later, one says: “I tell you, that music is really weird.”
“No one will believe us,” replies a colleague.