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    A bit of Apollo 13 trivia ...

    "When the Apollo 13 Command Module was examined after its return, it was found that the crew had tried to wire up a manual deployment switch for the recovery parachutes. However - they had in fact wired the switch to the parachute jettison control. If they had decided to use their jury-rigged manual override they would have in reality released the parachutes from the command module and plunged to their deaths in the ocean below."

    http://www.astronautix.com/flights/apollo13.htm

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    Re: A bit of Apollo 13 trivia ...

    Well, Isn't that special. Then Tom Hanks would have been out of work.
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    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
    ~ Winston Churchill ~


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