Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Explorers' Club, № DCCXLIII

Operation AXIOM: Destination Moon—The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13, Part II
13 April 1970: An explosion in the Service Module vented most of Lovell, Haise, & Swigert's oxygen into space; the crew shut down the Odyssey to save power & used the Aquarius as a lifeboat; a Moon landing was aborted & several rocket burns, using manual navigation, were necessary to set a return trajectory to Earth; temperatures in the Aquarius fell to near freezing & carbon dioxide filled the air.

Bonus! Moonshot Songs o' the Day: Apollo 13
Albert King, "Born Under a Bad Sign" from The Very Best of Albert King (Space Cadet Mike Papa Whiskey)


National Aeronautics & Space Administration, "Apollo 13 Excerpt 9" from The Apollo Missions (Space Cadet Mike Papa Whiskey)

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