This Day in History: The Close Call That Was Apollo 13
Monday, 17 April 2017
"Houston, we've had a problem here." The famed, understated words were uttered in April 1970 —at least in the Hollywood version — by astronaut John L. Swigert upon hearing the explosion of oxygen tank No. 2 on the spacecraft. An investigation showed that the normal supply of oxygen, electricity, light, and water had been disrupted. A scheduled moon landing was aborted, and the astronauts and controllers on Earth scrambled to come up with emergency...
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