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Space Rocket History #259 – Apollo 13 – Introduction – Part 2

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Michael Annis

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Description: The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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Space Rocket History #259 – Apollo 13 – Introduction – Part 2

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Just before the mission began things started to go wrong. The weekend before launch Charlie Duke, the backup lunar module pilot, came down with a case of German measles.

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Space Rocket History #258 – Apollo 13 – Introduction – Part 1

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Space Rocket History #257 – Apollo 12 – Return, Re-entry and Splashdown

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Ten days ago, their Saturn V rocket had blasted Bean and his crew mates out of earth’s gravitational pull. Now their home planet was pulling them back at more than 24,000 miles per hour, twelve times faster than a high-speed … Continue reading '...

Space Rocket History #256 – Apollo 12 – Leaving the Moon

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Dick Gordon opened the tunnel to Intrepid, saw his companions floating in a dirty cloud of moon dust, and slammed the hatch closed. He called out, “You guys ain’t gonna mess up my nice clean spacecraft!”...

Space Rocket History #255 – Apollo 12 – Lunar Liftoff

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After a total of 31.6 hours on the moon, the Lunar Module ascent stage fired for about 7 minutes placing Intrepid into an orbit of 10 miles by 54 miles...

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Toward the end of January 1967, it was revealed that Lunar Module 1 would not reach the Cape in February, as expected. This meant, the moon landing might be delayed because the lander was not ready. But the mission planners … Continue reading '...

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