Apollo 13: Misconceptions and myths endure

April seventeen, 2020 marks fifty yrs that NASA’s ill-fated Apollo thirteen ended with the restoration of all crew members. “Houston, we have a problem…” is just a single detail about the mission that is inaccurate.

When NASA’s third prepared lunar landing mission, Apollo thirteen, lifted off on April 11, 1970, there was no motive to think it would go down in historical past as the biggest “thriving failure” in house exploration historical past.

fifty six hrs into Apollo 13’s flight, the activation of its oxygen tank stirrers brought on a small circuit resulting in a catastrophic explosion that destroyed the

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