Apollo 10 astronauts heard 'outer space-type' music around dark side of moon

ByABC7.com staff KABC logo
Monday, February 22, 2016

Recently discovered recordings of the Apollo 10 mission reveal the astronauts in 1969 were hearing mysterious music, declassified transcripts reveal.

When the spacecraft was around the dark side of the moon, where they were out of contact with NASA, the astronauts were hearing what they called "outer space-type" music emanating from their radio.

On the audio recording, the astronauts are debating about whether to tell NASA about what they heard.

The recordings were lost until 2008, and the case is uncovered during an upcoming episode of the Science Channel series, "NASA's Unexplained Files," set to air on Sunday.

The mission was carried out two months prior to Apollo 11, in which man landed on the moon for the first time.