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Essay on A Successful Failure in Apollo 13 Project

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After watching the Apollo 13 movie, it is interesting to know that this was a “Successful failure” of a project. This is due to the fact that astronauts returned to Earth safely but they never made it to the moon. After the crew headed for the moon they had to disappointedly cancel the mission before it could be completed and return to earth, when the oxygen tank that exploded caused the spacecraft to malfunctioning.

A brief history to puts things in perspective, Apollo program was established in July 1960 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As it is normal the case, there were failures with the program in the beginning, below is the list of the missions that preceded Apollo 13:
• Apollo 1, launched on 27
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This requires the crew to do proper planning, that involve bringing Jack Swigert up to speed on the Apollo 13 project. Another issue was related to the high pressure from the helium tank.

From the video, it is observed that during the launch of this mission was successful; hence we can say that the planning and quality planning was also successful. The crew had to go through rigorous testing in order to be certain that all quality methods (i.e. in-process and appraisal methods) were followed when preparing for this mission critical project. As a result the Apollo 13 smoothly entered the lunar corridor, meaning besides the glitch to the mission which was one engine failure, all was set.

The Apollo 13 crew were able to do a television broadcast, this was on the night of the 13th of April 1970, they were showing how the mission was going and how was everything going in the spaceship, the Commander, Jim Lovell closed the broadcast by this message “This is the crew of Apollo 13. Wish everybody there a nice evening and a, we're just about to close out our inspection of Aquarius and get back to a pleasant evening in Odyssey. Goodnight." ………

Shortly after the broadcast, flight control as routine check asked the crew to check the cyro tanks; it was John Swigert who did the checking. After the cyro tanks were checked the technicians on the flight control heard a disturbing message from the Apollo 13. John Swigert said “Ok Houston,
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