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How The Apollo 12 Mission Was Saved...

Hits: 7350 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6374 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 11:42:11 PM
When your astronaut says "What the hell is that?!" you gotta know that's one obscure switch. 8-D

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2237 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 3:52:51 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.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1537 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 7:39:01 AM
An HBO recreation of the event.

About 3 minutes. Dave Foley as Al Bean doing most of the talking.

PinkRhoid
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1204 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:16:40 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13471 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:25:41 PM
"Have you tried turning it off and then turning it back on?"

tuxkamen
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 71 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:58:34 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.

g3n3r1k
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 222 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:18:07 PM
i meeeaan, not trying to downplay but, thats what he had to remember?

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:57:53 PM
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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