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Date: 03/31/13 03:57 PM

8 Responses to How The Apollo 12 Mission Was Saved…

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    Link: How The Apollo 12 Mission Was Saved... - ... by a 26-year-old with a great memory and a switch called ``SCE Aux.``
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    g3n3r1k Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    i meeeaan, not trying to downplay but, thats what he had to remember?
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    tuxkamen Male 30-39
    83 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    I imagine, when you have lives on the line and millions of dollars spent, knowing an unusual fix to an obscure problem is nothing short of a miracle.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 31, 2013 at 10:25 pm
    "Have you tried turning it off and then turning it back on?"
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2013 at 11:16 pm
    i meeeaan, not trying to downplay but, thats what he had to remember?

    It`s unlikely you or I could even learn all the poo he knew let alone remember something from a year prior whilst looking over shuttle info that wasn`t even in his part of the job. Hell, I have trouble remembering the name of a song ten minutes after I`ve heard it even if loved it and tried. So ya, 1/1,000,000 or smaller shot to save the mission and he nailed it.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1946 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 7:39 am
    An HBO recreation of the event.

    About 3 minutes. Dave Foley as Al Bean doing most of the talking.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm
    Many years ago I had a college professor who, on our first day of class, asked: "What event happened in the year 1066?" His point was that it is meaningless to memorize bits of information.

    I said The Battle of Hastings...

    He said nobody had ever been able to answer that question in the 20 years he`d been teaching and asked how or why I knew that. I had no answer.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    When your astronaut says "What the hell is that?!" you gotta know that`s one obscure switch. 8-D

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