Apollo 13 Disadvantages

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As the third attempt on landing on the moon, Apollo 13 was meant to be an improvement for the previous failures, but ended up as a danger to people working in space. Apollo 13’s launch happened on April 11, 1970, and lasted for 6 days. NASA sent 3 men, including Fred W. Haise, James A. Lovell, and John L. Swigert. Initially, Ken Mattingly was supposed to join the crew but was replaced by Swigert because he was supposedly diagnosed with German measles. The team’s mission was to land on the moon, but some serious catastrophes like engine failure made their mission extremely treacherous. In the other hand, the expedition demonstrated the use of the scientific method, Newton’s 3 laws, and the Law of Conservation of Energy. A good example of scientific method, is the observation of the rocket. Before, scientists were mainly focused on if the rocket could improve from previous rocket missions like Apollo 12. Using the disadvantages of Apollo 12, scientists began improving Apollo 13 to make a safer journey. Due to the heavy weight, scientists added higher parachutes as well as a more simplified equipment storage for the…show more content…
When the rocket was first launched, Newton’s third law took effect. The law states that “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. Burning fuel caused the rocket to move upward, giving the rocket an equal and opposite reaction. The second law has to do with the mass of the rocket. The more weight an object has, the more force is needed to move it. In this case, the bigger the rocket the more fuel is needed to accelerate. Therefore, scientists have to provide enough fuel to make the rocket function correctly. After the rocket is launched, it stays at rest once the engine is taken off. The Second law says that an object stays at rest unless an outside force moves it. Therefore, when an outside force is applied to the rocket in motion, the rocket is at rest unless there is no force applying to
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