I sure remember that event and I wonder how many of you who were old enough to also remember it? Let me know. Now, I hope you all have a great day here on Earth, you hear?
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wondering About Apollo 13.
On this day back in 1970, these famous words were spoken by the Apollo 13 crew, "Houton,we have a problem". This mission to the moon was launched on April eleventh and was on its way there on seventeenth when an oxygen tank blew up and severely damaged the craft. There was no alternative but to continue to the moon, go around it, and try to return to earth. This was a very serious event and it sent mission control into a frenzy, but they finally worked out a way to bring the crippled craft safely back home. It was not easy, but they managed to pull it off. I would say that mission control were the real heroes in this emergency. But the capsule's occupants, Lovel, Swigert, and Haise played a sugnificant part and also were heroes.