Apollo 10 Astronauts Heard ‘Moon Music’ While Orbiting Far Side of the Moon
News| | By Lauren Boudreau
This one’s a case for Mulder and Scully, for sure.
Astronauts from Apollo 10’s space mission apparently heard what they thought was “outer space-type music” while orbiting the dark side of the moon. The mystery comes from a recently released recording from NASA of astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young as they orbited the moon back in 1969. In the recording, you can hear the astronauts discussing whether or not to tell the command center about strange sounds they heard, probably for fear that they might get deemed unfit for future spaceflights.
The conversation goes:
“That music even sounds outer-spacy, doesn’t it? You hear that? That whistling sound?”
“Woooooo. Say your…”
“Did you hear that whistling sound, too?”
“Yes. It sounds like – you know, outer space-type music.”
“I wonder what it is.”
The noise almost sounds like wind, or whistling, but that would be impossible since there is no wind in space. So how could such a sound come about?
A NASA technician on the Science Channel’s NASA’s Unexplained Files, said that it could be the radios in the spacecraft’s separate modules – the lunar module and command module – interfering with each other.
According to CNN, Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, also heard sounds when he was orbiting the moon while fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and and Neil Armstrong were exploring the surface.
“Had I not been warned about it, it would have scared the hell out of me. (…) Fortunately the radio technicians (rather than the UFO fans) had a ready explanation for it: it was interference between the LM’s and Command Module’s VHF radios,” he said, according to CNN.
Well, there goes our hope for finally discovering life outside of Earth.