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Apollo 13 was the name of the fateful NASA moon mission which was intended to be the third space mission to carry humans to the moon's surface. An explosion of one of the oxygen tanks and resulting damage to other systems caused the mission to be aborted before the lunar landing could take place. Questions about Apollo 13 and its crew are asked and answered here.
If the question addresses the problem that originated on the vehicle, it is widely believed that an electrical fault (failed insulation on wiring) caused a short and an electric arc inside a cryo-tank. That, in turn, caused an explosion that damaged the vehicle. From that point, it was all about wha…
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The three members of the Apollo 13 were: (Commander) James A Lovell, (Lunar module pilot) Fred Haise, and (Command module pilot) John L 'Jack' Swigert. The command module pilot was originally Thomas 'Ken' Mattingly. However he was exposed to German Measles and so was unable to go on the mission. He …
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no it blew open a piece of metal in the service module when stirring. So they couldn't land on the moon
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Apollo 13 did make it back to planet Earth, although it had to maneuver around the moon it still made it back to Earth.
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The Apollo 13 spacecraft suffered an explosion in the oxygen tank in the Service Module due to an electrical fault which resulted in a shortage of electrical power and oxygen. Conditions were appalling in the cold, dark and cramped lunar module. An explosion made the astronauts abandon the Command M…
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The director of Flight of the Phoenix (2004) was John Moore. The director of Flight of the Phoenix (1965) was Robert Aldrich. The 1965 version was a much better film.
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Yes.
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Answer On January 27th 1967, the crew that were training for the first Apollo mission were killed in a flash fire in the capsule during a simulation. They may have launched in the following month if this had not occurred. There were many faults in the system, some of which the Commander of the mi…
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It took them roughly six days to return.
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The spacecraft that astronauts go up in, have their own life support systems which regulate conditions to keep the spacecraft hospitable.
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The 3 astronauts who flew on Apollo 13 were Jim Lovell (Commander), Fred Haise (Lunar Module Pilot), and Jack Swigert (Command Module Pilot). Swigert replaced Thomas "Ken" Mattingly 3 days before the launch of Apollo 13 when it was discovered that the son of Charlie Duke, the backup, had caught the …
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Answer To get to the other side? We have a space program to try to explore outer space, and eventually figure out a way to get off of the earth before our sun explodes. They are also used to place satellite's in orbit so we can have wireless internet, TV and satellite phones.
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Yes it was to the moon, but they didn't actually get to land on the moon due to mechanical failures. 3 fuel tanks had blown up so they had to go home they landed in the pasific ocean The mission lasted from April 11 to 17th 1970.
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more developed tech 😃😃
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When Apollo 13 was reentering Earth is was traveling at a speed of 36,210.6 feet per second. When the spacecraft came around from the far side of the moon it was traveling at 860.5 feet per second.
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Humans are able to moonwalk on the moon. Usually the humans have some kind of job to do.
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The first rocket to reach 100 km (the height now recognized as being officially in space) was an unmanned German V-2 Rocket, in June, 1944.The first satellite to reach Earth orbit was Sputnik I, launched by the USSR on October 4, 1957. The first manned spacecraft was the Vostok I capsule carrying So…
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April 1970
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Apollo 13 launched April 13, >1952<1999
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Apollo 13 never landed on the moon because of a catastrophic malfunction. However, it made a successful landing back on Earth on April 17, 1970.
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April 11, 1970 @ 19:13:00 UTC
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Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 did. Their Lunar Modules have all been photographed from space, in one case clearly enough to show the footpads of the LM!
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The first rocket to reach "space" was a German V-2 (the A4 rocket weapon) launched during World War II. According to test records, the first rocket to reach "space" was likely the fourth test launch on October 3, 1942.
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He appears as a young man with curly golden hair and he carries a ball of light and also a lyre in his other hand.
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try doing a shodow box. if you have legos that will be a good idea. you could make the lunar lander and command modual outline the box with construction paper and use a white and grey ball for the moon
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Mixed results 30 percent of the data collected during the mission was downloaded before re-entry. Amazingly, canisters of tiny worms were found alive weeks after the tragedy in debris, although this did not contribute directly to the experiments done as the data needed to be collected within ho…
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It proved that the United States could throw the largest hydrogen bomb the farthest distance the most accurately without having to actually throw one. This was a very important thing to prove during the Cold War. The astronauts were the "stand-ins" for the large hydrogen bomb.
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in the Apollo 13 movie, upon reentry they say something about 34580 feet per second
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1. to build on the knowledge and expertise of the previous missions 11, and 12 (in addition to the other non-landing missions) . 2. To explore another region of the moon - the Fra Maura region where the geology and topography was very different from the other landing sites. In order that exploration…
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Apollo 13 passed around the moon on April 15, 1970 (it did not land due to an explosion in its oxygen tank earlier in the mission).
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It proved N.A.S.A could bring even a damaged craft , back from space.
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Cause of explosion A short circuit occurred in the electrical system when the oxygen tanks were stirred. This caused oxidation and pressure loss to occur in one tank, and then the other which critically disabled the craft and aborted the mission. The cause of the shorting was later thought to be fr…
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The program was called Apollo, and the missions designated with a number. Apollo 11 was the first to land on the moon. The command and lunar modules were all given different names by their crews.
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Apollo 11 launched June 16, 1969. After doing one and a half orbits around the Earth, the astronauts were off to the moon. The trip took 4 days, 6 hours, and 45 minutes.
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Yes, and so did every other Apollo mission. The moon blocks the communication signals from being sent to Earth, and contact was only regained when the spacecraft began to emerge around the other side.
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Electrical fault on an O2 canister caused an explosion in the oxygen tank which also damaged the second tank. This left the spacecraft virtually crippled, as the oxygen tanks were necessary for the supply of electrical power.CO2 scrubbers became saturated by change in mission profile. The Lunar Modu…
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The ultimate cause of the Apollo 13 explosion (a thermostat that wasn't designed for the 68volt ground power which, when applied, fused the contacts of the thermostat open, forcing the tank heater to stay on, and increasing the temperature inside the tank to nearly 1,000 degrees, thereby melting the…
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100,937 miles per hour and 7899 days it took.
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The Pacific Ocean. The Apollo landed in Pacific ocean near the coast of US Territory of American Samoa. (Not sure whether it was Apollo 13 or 11)Apollo 13 did not land on the moon. Due to major issues mid-flight the astronauts couldn't land.
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As Apollo 13 had to cancel led their moon landing , they could not bring any information on the moon back.
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Apollo 13 was a failure in the sense that the mission did not land on the moon or achieve any of its mission goals. It was successful because it showed how people can work together to bring about a successful outcome to a situation that looked impossible. The feat of bringing home a crew of three in…
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Apollo 13 went around the moon but did not land as planned due to an earlier explosion which ruptured the oxygen tanks. It was safer and used less fuel to continue around the moon than to do an immediate u- turn.
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19 000 mph to the moon, not sure how it slowed down though. Not sure how it managed that speed to get back.
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Gene Kranz was the main flight director, Glynn S. Lunney, Milt Windler, and Gerald D. Griffin were also flight directors for the mission.http://wiki.answers.com/#cite_note-missionopreport-4
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Apollo 13 never made it to the moon, suffering a catastrophic failure en route. The Apollo missions in general used 5.625 million pounds of fuel in all three four stages of the Saturn V rocket.
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During the Apollo missions, three people died on the actual spacecraft themselves. A total of six people died during these missions if you include workers not involved with the Apollo crafts themselves.
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It was the first international human space mission.
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APOLLO 18
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April,12,1945
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Apollo 1 was to test out the new three man spacecraft.
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It took Apollo 12 3 days to reach the moon.
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355 million.
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There's a comment on GeekPress (url: http://www.geekpress.com/2007_07_monthly.html) about the long reentry blackout. It quotes Gene Kranz, the Flight director to the effect that the re-entry path for Apollo 13 was longer and shallower than normal, thus extending the re-entry blackout. The re-entry b…
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Apollo 13's climax was the explosion caused by a faulty coil, which in turn caused the following events leading to their problems about oxygen and energy loss. They do in turn return safely though
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Explosion with one oxygen cryotank destroyed two of the three total cryotanks. This left only one cryotank for the entire mission to handle all air and power. This damage occurred to the service module only. The crew used the Lunar Module as a life boat to sustain them. Insufficent power remained f…
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On some level, the Earth itself, but mostly the entire human race as a whole. Our mass production of cows creates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, our paper use cuts down on trees which help slow global warming, our factories dump chemical waste and create air pollution, and our demand for electr…
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Lovell was 5 when his father died.
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Apollo 1
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Yes indeed they did as i had a first hand look at the Apollo 13 capsule in the hanger after it was recovered (APRIL 17 1970 in JUNE1970.later that capsule ended up in the back of a nasa building as just junk .i don't know where it is now
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Ernest L. Jahncke, was one of the Navy Seals who recovered the Apollo 13 capsule. Pete "Pete The Pirate" Carolan also was there and was the seal that opened the hatch door.
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The Apollo spacecraft traveled at a maximum speed of 24,000 mph. To overcome the Earth's gravitational pull, one must travel at or above its escape velocity which is 24,000 mph.
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As it is commonly known it would take about 3-4 days. Orbital velocity is 17,000 miles per hour. To leave earth's orbit we must accelerate up around 24,000 miles per hour. Since the distance to the moon is 240,000 miles, the ratio of these figures yields an answer of about 10 hours. It also takes ti…
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US astronaut James A. Lovell, Jr. is 89 years old (birthdate: March 25, 1928).
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Because their oxygen cylinder exploded , that is why there was a shortage of it.
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by relying on their training as well as fast and brilliant work by both astronauts and ground personnel, and more than little good luck.
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Jim lovel is. Jack is not. Not sure s'not the other one. They are all 80 and over now. Astronauts are health conscious however so I'm not susprised if some are still very alive and in sound mind and good health.
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July 20th
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Apollo 8 visited and orbited the moon, 9 tested the modules in Earth orbit, 10 did a recce in lunar orbit, 11 and 12 landed, 13 got hit, 14, 15, 16, 17 all landed.
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It was NASA's 3rd trip to the moon. There was an explosion in the service modual about half way there and it was leaking oxygen from the storage tanks so they had to turn back and not land on the moon.
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The explosion happened on April 13, 1970 and the crew returned to Earth safely on April 17, 1970.
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An short circuit inside one of the oxygen tanks carried by the Service module created a spark and caused the tank to explode.
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Although NASA originally planned on missions up through Apollo 20 funding for the missions was drastically reduced once they had "been there and done that". As such they cut back on the planned missions and Apollo 17 became the last moon shot.
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Of course. Yes, the space program uses many names related to ancient religions.
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Apollo 13 was launched 19:13:00 GMT, on 11 April 1970. Recovery time was 18:07:41 GMT, on 17 April 1970. Total elapsed mission time was 142 hrs, 54 minutes, and 41 seconds.
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A few weeks earlier Thomas K. Mattingly got measles and was grounded. Astronaut Jack Swigert took his place.
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A total of 9 spacecrafts visited the moon.
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April 11 1970
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It is named after the mythological god Apollo.
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Oxygen started to escape from the ship, and the people on the ship almost got killed. Improvement An oxygen tank exploded, drastically reducing the amount available. Oxygen was used for breathing, but also for running the fuel cells that generated electricity. The mission was in danger of runn…
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Oxygen tank 2 exploded and damaged oxygen tank1
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James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr.
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The LEM on Apollo 13 was named 'Aquarius'. This did not land on the moon as planned, but enabled the astronauts to survive, and was used as a 'lifeboat'.
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NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an agency of the United States government. No other countries were a direct part of the Apollo missions.
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James Lovell.
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The Apollo space mission was planed by N.A.S.A.
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it failed by a fire
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Tom Hanks has been nominated for an Oscar five times, always for Best Actor. He has won the award twice. His third nomination was for his role in Forrest Gump.Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Big (1988)Nominated Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role for: Philadelphia (1993) - wonNomina…
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Neil Armstrong.
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It was the 11th mission in the Apollo project. Like the planets, many US rockets and space projects carried names from mythology. The first manned project was called Mercury, after the winged Roman messenger. The second, Gemini, came from the sign of twins because the capsule carried two astronaut…
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Thomas Mattingly, who had been exposed to German Measles in the days before the flight (he ended up not contracting the disease himself). His back-up, Jack Swigert, replaced him at short notice.
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The first three missions of the Apollo Program were unmanned test flights of Apollo hardware. These missions were officially named AS-201, AS-202, and AS-203. The first manned mission was named AS-204. However AS-204 met with disaster, when fire broke out during a routine ground test and all three c…
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Apollo 12 was launched on November 14, 1969, about four months after Apollo 11. It landed on the moon November 19, 1969 and returned to earth on November 24, 1969.
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Thankfully, everyone made it back to Earth safely.
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A part on Apollo 13 - an oxygen tank in the command module - exploded, and seriously damaged the spacecraft. It took huge ingenuity and a good stroke of luck to get the astronauts back to Earth safely.
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It must have cost at least 1.2 billion dollars, all tax money.
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It took them roughly six days to return.
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