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Space Rocket History #265 – Apollo 13 – Translunar Coast – The Calm Before the Storm

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Michael Annis

North Carolina

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Space Rocket History #265 – Apollo 13 – Translunar Coast – The Calm Before the Storm

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As Lovell prepared for the thruster adjustments, Haise finished closing down the LEM and drifted through the tunnel back toward the command module and Swigert threw the switch to stir all 4 cryogenic tanks.

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Space Rocket History #262 – Apollo 13 – Commander Jim Lovell

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Lovell completed four space flights and is one of only three men to travel to the Moon twice. Lovell accrued over 715 hours spent in space, and he saw a total of 269 sunrises from space on his Gemini and … Continue reading '...

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At thirty-six, Haise was the youngest member of the crew of Apollo 13, and his black hair and angular features made him seem younger still...

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