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13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 8: The Indestructible S-Band/Hi-Gain Antenna - Universe Today
The explosion of a liquid oxygen tank in Apollo 13’s Service Module violently propelled debris and a 13-foot (4 meter) outer panel of the SM out into space. Later, the crew saw the damage when they jettisoned the SM prior to reentering Earth’s atmosphere. Commander Jim Lovell described the scene: “There’s one whole side of … Continue reading "13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 8: The Indestructible S-Band/Hi-Gain Antenna"