Apollo 13

Apollo 13

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  • Apollo 13
  • No.1 oxygen tank failed because No.2 blew up.When Apollo 13 command module was about 200,000 miles from Earth the normal supply of electricity, light, and water was lost.
  • Lovell looked out the left-hand window and saw a gas.He then reported "we are venting something out into the-into space" the Capcom replied"Roger,we copy you venting".The gas was oxygen gas and it was escaping from the second and last oxygen tank.
  • The Spacecraft's non-critical systems were turned off.Energy consumption was then reduced to a fifth of normal.
  • When the energy consumption happened the Lunar module was jettisoned.The energy consumption left the Lunar module jettisoned and with 20 percent of the Lunar module electrical power left.
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