Ascent Stage of Apollo 10 Lunar Module Seen From Command Module

Lunar module in orbit, with the Moon's surface brightly lit in the background
June 28, 2018
Historical DateMay 22, 1969
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The ascent stage of the Apollo 10 Lunar Module (LM) is photographed from the Command Module prior to docking in lunar orbit. The LM is approaching the Command and Service Modules from below. The LM descent stage had already been jettisoned. The lunar surface in the background is near, but beyond the eastern limb of the moon as viewed from Earth (about 120 degrees east longitude). The red/blue diagonal line is the spacecraft window.