This month we are highlighting all things Apollo 13. You may recall this notable mission due to the hit blockbuster film. Think you can sort fact from fiction? Test your knowledge below!
True or false? Upon deceleration into the atmosphere, the crew felt it 'rain' inside the spacecraft.
The crew did in fact experience the sensation of rain as the command module decelerated into Earth's atmosphere. In an effort to conserve power after the explosion, the crew had to reduce their consumption to a fifth of what it was normally! This caused the temperature to drop close to freezing inside the spacecraft. The extreme cold made the return trip uncomfortable for the crew who struggled to sleep amidst the condensation that had formed on the walls. Upon deceleration into the atmosphere, the crew claimed the condensation droplets inside the command module 'rained' on them! Learn more about this mission with our Apollo 13 Virtual Exhibit, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union!
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