The Apollo 11 mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon overshadowed the phenomenal achievement of the previous mission, Apollo 10. Without the bravery of Thomas Stafford, John Young and Gene Cernan, the moon first landing would never have happened.
Not only did this historic mission do everything Apollo 11 did (except actually land on the moon), it also set records for the fastest human beings have ever flown and the furthest mankind has ever been from Earth.
As part of the mission, Apollo 10's lunar module ascent stage — affectionately called "Snoopy" — was discarded and sent into an orbit around the sun. Now, 42 years later, it's still believed to be out there.
In a celestial version of finding a needle in a haystack, Howes and his team are about to embark on the seemingly impossible: finding Snoopy!http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44581220/ns ... ?gt1=43001