Space Rocket History #275 – Apollo 13 – Minimizing Power – Part 2

“The first burn, Griffin explained, would be a long one. Pushing the descent throttle all the way to the full position, Lovell would leave it there for more than six minutes before shutting the engine down.

This maneuver, which for simplicity’s sake Griffin called the superfast burn, would put the crew down in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, just thirty-six hours from the scheduled PC+2 time later that night.”

Impromptu Apollo 13 meeting

Prayer service for astronauts

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