Saturday, November 29, 2014

Apollo 13 and the Nuclear Bomb

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! We all have heard about Apollo 13 and seen the movie. How the astronauts might have exploded during reentry, if they even made it that far. Did you know they could of exploded like a nuclear bomb.

For awhile many of our spacecrafts used Plutonium-238 to power devices. Some of which was on board Apollo 13. One of the devices was the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP). This was jettisoned along with the Aquarius Lunar Lander during reentry to crash off the coast of Tongo in the Pacific. It still sits at the bottom of the ocean.

Now don't you feel safe....


~Max

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