Painting & Assembly Required. Ages 14 & Up.
The Apollo 10 was the last practice mission to the moon and was launched on May 18, 1969. It was designed to test all Moon landing procedures except the actual landing itself. During the NASA mission, the Lunar Module (LM) actually came to within 15.6 kilometers of the Moon's surface. The crew of three was able to survey the eventual Apollo 11 landing site in the Sea of Tranquility. Interestingly the LM was deliberately not equipped for a landing, and the ascent module was short-fueled so that the crew wouldn't be tempted into making the landing! The LM was nicknamed Snoopy, while the Command Module (CM) was called Charlie Brown. This was the fourth manned mission and it immediately preceded the successful Moon landing of Apollo 11.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer's suggested colors.
Skill Level: 3
Features: Authentic lunar module molded with ascent and descent stages
- Pre-formed display stand
- Detailing Docking Probe Assembly, aft heat shield and service propulsion system
- Intricate docking target and VHF antenna on ascent stage
- S-band steerable antenna and rendezvous radar antenna can be folded up or down
- Tiny pre-assembled reaction control thrusters
*Use only cement for polystyrene plastic*