• Short Summary

    A slip-up in paperwork five years ago has been pinpointed as the basic error which led to the near-catastrophe of the Apollo-13 moon mission.

  • Description

    A slip-up in paperwork five years ago has been pinpointed as the basic error which led to the near-catastrophe of the Apollo-13 moon mission.

    The official Apollo-13 review board disclosed the fault at a press conference in Houston today (June 16). The report said that when specifications for a heater in the spacecraft's oxygen tanks were revised in 1965, neither North American Rockwell nor its subcontractor, Beech Aircraft Corporation, remembered to change the thermostatic switches as well.

    Mr. Edgar Cortright, who headed the investigations told questioners at a press conference that the oxygen tanks could have caught fire at any time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9K17C2U4A7W8P7TYNWN6K0GYL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9K17C2U4A7W8P7TYNWN6K0GYL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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