The Space Of Space Travel

1366 WordsNov 30, 20156 Pages
"OK, Houston, we 'Ve had a problem,” - A famous quote that came from a famous event in time. On April 13, 1970, one event changed a space expedition to space in an instant. Space Travel seems difficult already, but when you add an explosion in the mix, it becomes a whole new game. Apollo 13 one of the Apollo missions that will not be forgotten. Three American astronauts hoping for a great trip to space until their oxygen tank exploded and their spacecraft was ruined. Thankfully everything turned out fine in the end. This all led to some serious problems and a four day exploration to get back to earth safely. Introduction Traveling into space seems like a difficult journey, but when you add a fail to your spacecraft everything becomes so much more difficult than normal. This all first started in Cape Kennedy, Florida. In minutes Apollo 13 was shot into orbit around Earth. As soon as the spacecraft was costing to Earth things started to happen. One astronauts, Lovell and Haise, were headed from the command module through a connecting tunnel when they heard a explosion. Then all the astronauts headed to search and find the problem. That is when the famous call back down to NASA was made. “Swigert: Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here. Mission control: This is Houston. Say again please. Lovell: Houston, we’ve had a problem. We’ve had a main B bus undervolt.” This obviously lead to some serious panic and stress to figure out what to do to get back to safety.

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