During the 1969 Apollo 10 moon mission, when astronauts Eugene Cernan, Tom Stafford and John Young were traveling along the far side of the moon, they could not communicate with NASA, and were pretty much on their own. During this dark hour, they heard a very eerie "woo"-ing sound, and preceded to discuss it with each other at length, questioning whether or not anyone would believe them. One astronaut can even be heard saying "Sounds like outer-space type music:"[read full transcript on NASA.gov]
When the astronauts made it back around, they didn't mention this mysterious experience - or at least NASA edited out any mention of it (according to one conspiracy theorist). You can read the full transcript, as it was quietly de-classified in 2008:
NASA has now released audio, and since it will be featured in an upcoming television show "NASA's Unexplained Files," it's now making headlines:
Local and national news has been just as quick to build up this story as it has been to explain or "debunk" it... as... radio interference. Buzz Aldrin claims that he expected to hear these sounds on the moon during his (later) mission, because he was given a heads up to this "radio interference."
Radio interference? That sounds like some type of Roswell-ish "weather balloon"-like explanation, doesn't it?
Why does NASA wait 10+ years to release a transcript documenting astronaut's reactions to "radio interference"? Why is Buzz given a heads up, but the first set of astronauts aren't?
Do you buy the official explanation for the strange music heard on the Far Side of the Moon? Share your take in the comments or on the Facebook page.
In the meantime, check out this great compilation of sounds heard in Space, from Jupiter to Planet Earth.... pretty incredible!:
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