Houston flight controllers asked Swigert to turn on the hydrogen and oxygen tank stirring fans in the Service Module, which were designed to destratify the cryogenic contents and increase the accuracy of their quantity readings.
Swigert had just replaced Ken Mattingly as command module pilot after Mattingly was exposed to German measles. Mission highlights Apollo 13 launches from Kennedy Space Center, April 11, Apollo 13 spacecraft configuration en route to the Moon The mission was launched at the planned time, A view of the damaged Apollo 13 service module after separation.
Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, at Kennedy Space Center at 2: This information is corrected by John Aaron Loren Deanwho insists that they are using more power than the calculations have estimated.
The interactive theater show "Apollo They then settled in for the three-day trip to Fra Mauro. Fred Haise realizes that he made an error when he calculated oxygen reserves for only himself and Jim since they were going to be the only 2 using the LEM.
The oxygen shelf carrying the oxygen tanks was originally installed in the Apollo 10 Service Module, but was removed to fix a potential electromagnetic interference problem.
Within several additional seconds, two other shorted conditions occurred. Lovell signed off on this procedure. The LM was jettisoned about 1 hour before entry, which was performed nominally using primary guidance and navigation system. He had three missions and spaceflight hours of experience.
Beechcraftthe tank subcontractor, did not upgrade the thermostat to handle the higher voltage. It included a copy of established NASA procedures for alleviating high pressure in a cryogenic oxygen tank, to include: It taught us not to stop learning and applying what we had learned.
With days before the mission, the Flight Surgeon reveals that one of the backups has the measles, and the crew has been exposed to it.
Therefore, the first order of business was to re-establish the free-return trajectory with a The stirring fans, with their unsealed motors, were removed, which meant the oxygen quantity gauge was no longer accurate. Jim is then given a choice: It is a widespread, hilly selenological area thought to be composed of ejecta from the impact that formed Mare Imbrium.
It was then that the crew were surprised to see for the first time that the entire Sector 4 panel had been blown off. The expulsion reversed the direction of the passive thermal control PTC roll nicknamed the "barbecue roll". Luckily for Apollo 13, the damaged Odyssey had a healthy backup: Lovell gets them both to back down, saying that arguing and blaming each other will get them nowhere.
The fuel cell oxygen supply valves were redesigned to isolate the Teflon-coated wiring from the oxygen. This was the first aborted mission of the Apollo Space Program. The developing drama was shown on television. Apollo 13 Launch The space vehicle crew consisted of James A.
A team of six UT engineers, led by senior scientist Bernard Etkinwas formed to solve the problem within a day.
They were forced to abort their mission of precision landing and were only asked to orbit the moon. The men who designed the LEM do caution that their craft was not designed for what is being proposed, let alone holding 3 men instead of 2.
The crew was forced to shut down the CM completely to save this for re-entry, and to power up the LM to use as a "lifeboat".Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, at Kennedy Space Center at PM EST.
Their intended landing site was the Fra Mauro highlands. This became the landing site for Apollo 14 since their mission had failed. Mar 01, · Apollo 13 (Start and Mission History ) Filmmaterial: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Apollo 13 - The Infamous Manual Burn.
In on April 11, the Apollo 13 mission took off for space, unaware of the dangers to come.
In on April 11, the Apollo 13 mission took off for space, unaware of the dangers to come. When an explosion occurred aboard the Apollo 13 spaceship in Aprila mission of lunar exploration quickly became a mission of survival.
Mission Overview. Mission Plan. Apollo 13 was the thirteenth in a series of missions using Apollo-specification flight hardware and was to be the third lunar landing. The launch vehicle and spacecraft were similar to those of Apollo There were some differences in the makeup of the ALSEP.
Apr 10, · Summary of Events The Apollo 13 mission was launched at p.m. EST, April 11, from launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Apollo 13 Launch The space vehicle crew consisted of James A.
Lovell, Jr. commander, John L. Swigert, Jr., command module pilot and Fred W. Haise, Jr.
lunar module pilot.Download