Tuesday, April 13, 2010

40 years ago today

The Apollo 13 disaster occurred.  A faulty oxygen tank exploded, crippling the spacecraft and putting the lives of the crew in mortal danger.  Thanks to ingenious thinking on behalf of Mission Control, and countless hours spent working on solutions to the endless litany of problems that came about because of the severe damage, the crew was brought home safely to Earth after eight harrowing days.  To this day, the United States has never lost an astronaut in space.

The heroism and sacrifice on the part of both the crew and controllers on the ground during the mission should serve as an example to all.  I pray that those who learn the story will take that away.

Pax Christi.

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