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Charlie Brown Comes Home by markkarvon Charlie Brown Comes Home by markkarvon
Apollo 10 was the last dress rehearsal before the first lunar landing. With the call signs of “Charlie Brown” for the Command Module and “Snoopy” for the Lunar Module, the combined spacecraft were the second manned mission to orbit the moon. Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan tested all the procedures and the performance of the spacecraft without actually performing a lunar landing. The Lunar Module was flown for the first time in lunar orbit and came within 8.4 miles of the surface. On the journey back to Earth, the spacecraft gained speed under the influence of the planets gravity. By the time “Charlie Brown” reached the reentry point, the crew was traveling faster than any human being had ever traveled before. As of 2012, Apollo 10 still holds the record for the fastest manned flight at 24,816 MPH.

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:iconastralux:
Theres so much to love here, outstanding not just for the colors
and the "next best thing to being there" realism but also for
the technical accuracy. Instant fave!
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markkarvon Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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OccamsRayzor May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb! Beautiful and inspiring.
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markkarvon Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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jncarter May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent
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markkarvon Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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MasPix May 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yet another epic piece of work... Excellent !
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markkarvon May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Hey hey you got featured in here [link] :D
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markkarvon May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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