Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Failure Is Not An Option - Apollo 13

On April 11, 1970 the Apollo 13 lunar module launched into space on a routine mission; however for the three astronauts on board, this mission would veer far from plan.  While in flight, an explosion caused damage to the spacecraft and depleted the oxygen supply of the crew.  Through the miraculous efforts of those at ground control and the strength and courage of the flight crew, all were safely returned to Earth.  This bring them back alive attitude, as expressed in flight director Kranz's words to his staff, "Failure is not an option," is indicative of the spirit of human achievement.

Photo Courtesy: Prairie Mountain

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