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17 Apr
Apollo 13 Errors

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 98 00:01:28 -0700
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Subject: Apollo 13 Errors

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Hollywood vs. reality...

Twelve Apollo 13 Errors

Compiled By: A bunch of NASA dweebs that actually noticed

   1.Jim Lovell's Corvette was blue, not red!!
   2.On Apollo 13, they had '72 'Vettes... amber turn lights!!
   3.The NASA, "worm" logo appears on a glass door. The logo was not
     developed until 1976.
   4.One engineer checks an astronaut's addition using a slide rule. Slide
     rules are not used for addition.
   5.Jim Lovell's license plate is new.
   6.The astronauts point out the Sea of Tranquility while on the dark side
     of the moon. It is on the other side.
   7.A technician at the cape is wearing a Rockwell Int'l logo on his
     coveralls. The Apollo capsule was built by North American, which did
     not become Rockwell Int'l until after the Apollo program.
   8.The gantry arms for the Saturn V are released in unison, not one at a
   9.During entry, the spacecraft is shown hurling directly at the earth.
     At that angle, it would punch a brief but fiery hole through the
     atmosphere. It should be aiming toward the horizon.
  10.The paint pattern on the Saturn V is for the test configuration, not
     the launch configuration.
  11.The astronauts look at their intended landing site while on the dark
     side of the moon. It is a good thing they didn't land - no
     communications with planet Earth, it's dark and very cold.
  12.In space, from outside the capsule, propulsion jets do not make any

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