By Henry M Holden
Soaring via house at 25,000 according to hour, APOLLO thirteen used to be heading in the right direction for the Moon. abruptly, the 3 astronauts aboard the spacecraft heard a noisy bang. a powerful vibration rumbled during the team cabin. There were an explosion within the oxygen tank! greater than 200,000 miles from Earth, APOLLO thirteen was once in grave possibility. The astronauts had deliberate to land at the Moon. yet now they'd a brand new project: survival. writer Henry M. Holden promises the gripping info of ways 3 astronauts, with the aid of NASA scientists on the earth, became a narrative of catastrophe into one in all triumph.
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Haise looked out the right, and Lovell peered out the center window. First, there was a slight sense of gravity returning, and then a pink glow appeared in the windows. The glow turned orange, and then red flames filled the windows. 3 In Houston, the only sound from the radio was static. Image Credit: AP Images / J. Spencer Jones An enormous crowd at Grand Central Station in New York City watches a large television screen waiting for the safe splashdown of Apollo 13. A Successful Failure Three minutes went by.
Htm (October 13, 2003). Glossary carbon dioxide—A colorless gas produced by the decay of organic substances. Human beings also give off carbon dioxide when they breathe. Too much carbon dioxide in a confined area will cause a person to suffocate. command module (CM)—On the Apollo spacecraft, it contained the crew compartment, controls, many of the spacecraft’s systems, and the heat shield. fuel cell—A device that uses chemicals, such as hydrogen and oxygen, to create a reaction that gives off energy to power a machine, such as a spacecraft.
A Successful Failure Three minutes went by. There was dead silence in the control room. Anxiously, everyone watched the large screen overhead. There were color television cameras aboard the aircraft carrier USS Iwo Jima and in a helicopter in the recovery area. The morning was clear, and the sea was calm. People around the world watched and listened. They hoped they would hear the astronauts’ voices and see the spacecraft drift down through the clouds. ” Four minutes went by, and there was still nothing on the radio except static.