Unreal Facts About The Apollo 13 Mission You Didn’t Know About

More Unforeseen Issues

9. More Unforeseen Issues

It wasn’t just the astronauts who needed oxygen, in fact, it was the oxygen that also powered all the fuel cells on the spaceship Odyssey. Since the explosion caused ample damage, it also meant that this had an impact on the power too.

Every spacecraft is equipped with a backup just in case things don’t go as planned and, in this case, the control thrusters were unsuccessful in stabilizing the spacecraft on their own. Only later upon investigation, was it understood that the reason for this was because the jets had also been destroyed in the explosion. The odds were not in their favor. 

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