Beats out of this World

Alicia Govea, Editor

During the 1969, the Apollo 10 mission to the moon, astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan heard strange sounds emitting from their radio. They described it as “outerspacey” music.

It was two months before Apollo 11–the first man landing on the moon–Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit. Apollo 10’s mission included traveling over the far side of the moon, meaning they would loall radio contact for an hour (Huffington Post).

During this disconnectedness, the three astronauts heard a whistling noise on the radio. (

The conversation between the three played out like this:
“It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music,” one of the astronauts says.
“Shall we tell about it?” an astronaut asks.
“I don’t know,” another replies. “We ought to think about it.”

Many technicians believe the interference resulted from VHF radios on the command module and the lunar module. Basically the two radios on the spacecraft were interfering with one another.

Social media seems to believe otherwise due to the fact this incident was aired on “NASA’s Unexplained Files.” The recording was edited to appear more as a found footage from a horror movie rather than the original recording, which makes its credibility questionable.
In reality there is no alien explanation or proof this was actually music, transcripts prove that it was just radio interference.