13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 13: Jim Lovell’s 90 Degree Wrong Turn

Apollo astronaut photo of a SNAP-27 RTG on the Moon. Credit: NASA.

Apollo astronaut photo of a SNAP-27 RTG on the Moon. Credit: NASA.

For our final installment of this series of 13 More Things That Saved Apollo 13, we’ll look at an event that has not been widely addressed, but it may have been one of the most crucial scenarios which might have ended in disaster and death for the crew in the final minutes of the rescue.

It starts with an atomic electrical power generator called SNAP-27. (…)
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