How The Apollo 12 Mission Was Saved...

Submitted by: Squrlz4Sale 4 years ago in Tech

... by a 26-year-old with a great memory and a switch called ""SCE Aux.""
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Female 6,381
When your astronaut says "What the hell is that?!" you gotta know that`s one obscure switch. 8-D
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Male 2,436
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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Male 2,469
An HBO recreation of the event.

About 3 minutes. Dave Foley as Al Bean doing most of the talking.
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Male 1,239
[quote]i meeeaan, not trying to downplay but, thats what he had to remember?[/quote]

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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Male 15,832
"Have you tried turning it off and then turning it back on?"
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Male 83
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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Male 250
i meeeaan, not trying to downplay but, thats what he had to remember?
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Male 6,227
Link: How The Apollo 12 Mission Was Saved... [Rate Link] - ... by a 26-year-old with a great memory and a switch called ``SCE Aux.``
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