NASA has reportedly released recordings of “outer-space type music” heard by the Apollo 10 astronauts. The audio recording released contains conversation between Apollo astronauts discussing a strange noise heard while on their space mission in 1969.
In the recording, Apollo 10 astronauts John Young and Eugene Cernan first noted a “whistling” noise while flying over the moon, reports CNN.
The astronauts said:
“Did you hear that whistling sound too?”
“Sounds like -- you know, outer space type music.”
“I wonder what it is.”
The astronauts on the Apollo 10 mission were reportedly running through the separation and docking procedure of the lunar module when they began to discuss the “music,” reports Wired.
The astronauts were reportedly unsure of whether to tell NASA officials about the music, as they feared losing credibility.
The transcript of the discussion between the astronauts reads:
“Should we tell them about it?”
“We’re going to have to find out about that. Nobody will believe us.”
The astronauts aboard Apollo 10 have reportedly never discussed the sounds in public.
An explanation for the strange music heard by the astronauts has been offered by NASA technicians.
A current NASA official said on the Science Channel that “radios in the two spacecraft [the lunar module and the command module] were interfering with each other.”
Other astronauts have noted similar, odd-sounding noises while in space.
“There is a strange noise in my headset now, an eerie woo-woo sound,” recalled Michael Collins, pilot of the Apollo 11 mission.
“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.”
While the transcripts of the astronauts’ conversation been public for years, NASA has only just released audio recordings of the space mission.