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Now that we’ve celebrated the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13 and completed our series canada goose outlet online “13 MORE Things That Saved official canada goose outlet Apollo 13” Canada Goose Parka and we want to see how well you’ve been paying attention! Here are 13 questions about the mission taken from this series as well as our original “13 Things” series that was published in 2010. The questions follow and the answers are listed below. Credit: NASAAnswers:

1. James A. Lovell, Jr. Commander, John L. Swigert, Jr., Command Module Pilot, Fred W. Haise, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot.

2. Even though there were 7 Apollo missions that were supposed to land on the Moon with 2 astronauts walking on the Moon in each mission,, Apollo 13 never landed because of the accident. Read more about the explosion and why the canada goose outlet parka timing of the accident was important to the crew’s survival here.

Fred Haise, in 1966. Credit: NASA3. Fred Haise had been a newspaper stringer for a small newspaper in Mississippi when he was younger, taking notes and editing them for his local Mississippi canada goose outlet online uk paper’s stories. Utmost among reporters is accuracy Canada Goose Online in quoting sources. The transmitted words from Mission Control had to be flawlessly transcribed if the crew was to survive, and Haise did an amazing job. Read canada goose coats on sale more about it in the article in the original “13 Things,” Charlie Duke’s Measles.

The view in Mission Control after Apollo 13 landed canada goose uk black friday safely. Gene Kranz is featured on Canada Goose online the right. Credit: NASA4. In the movie Apollo canada goose outlet reviews 13, Gene Kranz says the line, “Failure is not an option!” Even though canada goose black friday sale Kranz never actually said those words during the “real” Apollo 13 mission, he liked the phrase so much that he used it for his autobiography. Who said it? Jerry Bostick, who was the Retrofire Officer and Flight Dynamics Officer in Mission Control during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs, said it during interviews for the Apollo 13 movie. Read more about the phrase and why they used it the movie here.

The statue of John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr. Capitol Visitor Center.5. Capitol Visitor Center. Swigert was elected to Colorado’s Sixth Congressional canada goose outlet District in 1982, but he died on December canada goose outlet nyc 27, 1982, before taking office. Read more about the Swigert and the statue here. Read more about the traits that made Swigert such a valuable crew member on Apollo 13 in “Charlie Duke’s Measles.”

6. The longer than expected blackout period has never been fully explained, but cheap canada goose several explanations have been offered. They include: the spacecraft coming in on a shallower trajectory that would result in a longer period in the upper atmosphere where there was less deceleration of the spacecraft and the communication signal skipping like a stone over layers of the upper atmosphere because of the shallow entry angle. Read more about the ‘shallow’ reentry and the communications blackout in our article here.

7. canada goose outlet No one has fully explained why the hatch wouldn’t close immediately after the accident while it worked fine at reentry. It may have been because the two spacecraft (Command Module and Lunar Module) were skewed or twisted right after the explosion, but the position normalized later. Read more at the original series part 2, “The Hatch That Wouldn’t Close,” and part 8, “The Command Module Wasn’t Severed.”

8. The Apollo 13 crew used things like watches, flashlights, pencils, pens and of course duct tape to canada goose outlet store help save the mission. Read more about them at “‘MacGyvering’ with Everyday Items” and “Duct Tape.”

9. The 1969 movie Marooned depicts three astronauts who survive an accident in space, but their lives hang canada goose outlet canada in the balance as the people in Mission Control at NASA work night and day to figure out a way to bring the spacefarers home safely. Read how the movie inspired a NASA engineer to consider options for recharging the LM batteries in the original series part 11, “A Hollywood Movie.”

Apollo 13 commander Lovell with a model Lunar module. Image credit: NASA10. Jim Lovell took 2 trips canadian goose jacket to the Moon Canada Goose Coats On Sale but never landed. He was on Apollo 8, which became the first human mission to orbit the Moon in 1968 and on Apollo 13, which didn’t land on the Moon because of the oxygen tank explosion in the canada goose outlet uk Service Module.

11. Fred Haise got a kidney infection during the mission, possibly from not drinking enough water. Water was one of the resources that was scarce because of the inoperable fuel cells, which normally creates water as a byproduct of producing electrical power. Learn more about the Apollo era canada goose uk outlet fuel cell at the Smithsonian Air Space Museum.

The seismic station at the Apollo 12 site. The seismometer monitors the level of ground motion to detect arriving seismic waves. The instrument (left) is protected by metal foil against the varying temperatures on the lunar surface that produce large thermal stresses. Credit: NASA12. The Saturn V 3rd stage (S IVB) was part of a science experiment and was crashed into the Moon. The Apollo 12 mission had left a seismometer on the Moon, and an impact could produce seismic waves that could be registered for hours on the seismometer. This would help scientist to better understand the structure of the Moon’s deep interior. Find out more about the experiment and the communications problem caused by the 3rd stage at our article, “Detuning the Saturn V’s 3rd Stage Radio.”.

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