This is what the pages of the Apollo 13 manual that partially saved the mission look like

One of the most eventful space missions of all was undoubtedly that of Apollo 13, which aimed to reach the Moon and land on its surface but due to technical problems never came to fruition.

The problems of Apollo 13 and its crew, Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haisestarted from takeoff and things got extremely complicated after 55 hours of flight, when oxygen tank number two exploded and Swigert uttered the legendary phrase that has already gone down in history: Houston, we have a issue.

And boy did he have it. The bullet destroyed the number one oxygen tank and the fuel cells that provided them with electricity, water, oxygen and light also failed. How could they return to Earth without electricity? Well, they have thanks in part to the few images that accompany this post.

More specifically, what these images show are a few pages from the Apollo 13 manual explaining how to turn off the spacecraft's electrical systemswhich was ultimately done to save energy and thanks to which the three crew members were able to return home.

Obviously, these pages would not have been of much use without the expertise, knowledge and coolness of the Apollo 13 crew and NASA engineers, who, after resolving the question of energy, which was the first thing to resolve, had to deal with many other things. In any case, look closely at these images because they are not two pages of a textbook, you see a piece of the history of the space race on paper, which the Bonhams firm is going to auction on Next April 13.

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