Monday, March 4

Arturo Campos, the Hispanic engineer who helped save the astronauts of the failed Apollo 13 mission


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The emblem of Apollo 13

image source, NASA

Caption,

A mission planned to be a scientific success and ended up being a successful failure.

Okay, Houston, we had a problem here.”

Thus was announced the beginning of an end that no one had imagined.

Apollo 13 was NASA’s third attempt to put people on the Moon.

It came just 9 months after the triumph of Apollo 11, which saw Neil Armstrong’s famous little step win the space race, leaving the United States victorious over the Soviet Union.


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