Jan 29

50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo Back in the Saddle - Apollo 14 + 50 Years

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Online
50-Year Retrospective: The Flights of Apollo Back in the Saddle - Apollo 14 + 50 Years
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Senior Lecturer Jim Mahon

After the near-disaster of Apollo 13, corrections were made to the hardware issues that caused the tank explosion, and modifications were made to the Apollo spacecraft to give greater margins of power and oxygen if anything similar happened again. Apollo 14 was launched and would visit Apollo 13’s original target, the Frau Mauro highlands, one of the most geologically intriguing formations on the lunar nearside. Commanding would be the very first American astronaut to fly, Alan B. Shepard, back on active status after 8 years in medical purgatory.

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