13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, Epilogue: The ‘Failure is Not an Option’ Attitude

NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill at a presentation to students. Image courtesy Jerry Woodfill.

NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill at a presentation to students. Image courtesy Jerry Woodfill.

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today has been featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13,” discussing different turning points of the mission with NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill. Today, we let Jerry have the final word as he talks about a different aspect of the Apollo 13 mission.

Written By Jerry Woodfill:

I hesitated to include this among the “Things That Saved Apollo 13” because it is sort of intangible, i.e., not related to actual hardware, software, mission operations, and all things STEM. Nevertheless, in my mind, it is, perhaps, most responsible for the ultimate success of the rescue. I think it might override all the original “13 Things” as well as the “13 More Things that saved Apollo 13.”
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