Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Apollo 13

In 1990, two days into the Apollo 13 voyage to the moon, a tragedy occurred. The vehicle's primary oxygen tank exploded. Suddenly, carbon monoxide was building and usable oxygen was escaping. It was a life-or-death situation.

The three-person crew moved into the lunar module, the all-terrain vehicle they planned to use during the moon landing. The only problem was that it was only built for two persons.

Quickly the engineers at NASA and the astronauts in the spacecraft began collaborating on how to fix the problem. The astronauts raided small parts from many parts of the ship, added packing material, stuck it all together with some ever-useful duct tape, and managed to rig up an air filter good enough to get them safely home.

Many of the seemingly insurmountable problems we have can be resolved with some old-fashioned teamwork. All we need is commitment, creativity, and collaboration.

1 comment:

  1. Are we sure about that year? LOL I thought I was in a time warp for a minute there...