We're Still Learning From Apollo 13 Half A Century Later

Apollo 13 Reminds Us of Hard Things Worth Doing, op ed, By Jim Lovell and Jim Bridenstine, WS Journal

"As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Americans can take comfort in our history of facing difficult times with courage and emerging stronger on the other side of struggle. The Apollo 13 mission, launched 50 years ago Saturday, reminds us of Americans' characteristic resilience and ingenuity. ... When things went wrong on the Apollo 13 mission, it captured the world's attention. News of the oxygen-tank explosion and crippled service module jolted the public awake to the drama unfolding 200,000 miles from Earth. Americans were reminded that space exploration is high-risk work demanding exceptional technical competence and bravery. ... No one familiar with the perils of the mission can look at duct tape, plastic bags and cardboard the same ever again."

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