10. The Aquarius Was A Real Life-Saver
The Odyssey was damaged severely due to the explosion but the Aquarius that accompanied the astronauts on the trip turned out to be a life-saver. In fact, the Aquarius wasn’t even supposed to be switched on till the crew had landed on the moon.
However, both Haise and Lovell worked hard to get the Aquarius up and running in lesser time. The Aquarius did not have a heat shield which meant that it was not designed to survive the drop back to Earth but not using it would have meant certain death.