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  • Apollo 13 spaceship whose oxygen tank exploded 3/4 of the way to the moon, putting the crew's life and serious danger.

  • But by using technology from the distant past, these astronauts managed to find their way back home.

  • 56 hours into the mission, Apollo 13 experienced an explosion throwing the ship way off course.

  • Lunar guidance computer wasn't built to handle the situation, so Captain Jim Level turned to his space sexton, a version of a device used by ship captain since the 17 fifties.

  • The sexting could measure angles between stars to determine the spaceships of approximate position.

  • But when level look through the sexton debris from the explosion made it impossible to pick out individual stars.

  • Mission Control improvised and told him to use the star.

  • He could see the sun.

  • Thanks to some old fashioned engineering, Apollo 13 made its way back to Earth.

Apollo 13 spaceship whose oxygen tank exploded 3/4 of the way to the moon, putting the crew's life and serious danger.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/15
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