Persuasive Essay On Apollo 13

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Space is a pulchritudinous darkness that has attracted us at every time in Earth’s span of existence. Looking up into our sky, we see our accomplishments, as well as our failures. Apollo 13 would be an example as a failed attempt of exploration towards our moon. Apollo 13’s close encounter with blindsiding danger caused NASA to realize the other latter of precautions that needed to be taken. But it’s the dangers they faced that changed the way we see space exploration today. Saturday, April 11, 1970 at 13:13 CST. At 55 hours, 46 minutes, Lovell said, "This is the crew of Apollo 13 wishing everybody there a nice evening, and we're just about ready to close out our inspection of Aquarius and get back for a pleasant evening in Odyssey. Good night." Then it happened. Nine minutes after the closing of the show, oxygen tank No. 1 exploded, causing the second to fail. Lovell viewed this as a potential catastrophe and reacted spontaneously, very much like a submarine crew. The crew closed out any areas where vital oxygen could escape and strapped the hatch to the CM couch. When the pressure reached 200 hundred square inches per second, ground control and Lovell knew life support would be vital. The incident aboard the spacecraft had NASA…show more content…
Yes, exploration in space could harness a realm of danger, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue our curiosity. As the Apollo 13 mission went wrong and the crew noticed what had to be done in order to survive, on the ground, NASA was already performing procedures to prevent future incidents from occurring. Four hours before landing, the crew shed the service module. Mission control had suggested on keeping it until then because everyone feared what the cold of space might do to the unsheltered CM heat shield. Photos of the service module showed one whole panel missing and wreckage hanging out, it was a mess as it drifted

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