By Judy L. Hasday
The 1970 NASA undertaking to the moon grew to become extra dramatic than any fictional tale while an explosion at the send placed the astronauts' lives in danger.
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Attending the naval academy meant that Lovell would be demoted from novice aviator to plebe, but he didn’t mind. He believed that the academy offered him the best education available, and besides, he could apply to naval flight school again after he graduated. As it turned out, Lovell had made a fortunate choice. Shortly after he decided to attend Annapolis, the United States entered the armed conflict in Korea. Most of Holloway’s aviators-in-training were pressed into war service, and those who survived were unable to resume training until seven years later.
Astronauts out of Earth’s orbit and into orbit around the moon. But problems with the LM’s construction and design pushed back the delivery date of the craft by several months. Since McDivitt and his crew had been training for some time to complete the CM and LM tests, Deke Slayton decided that perhaps the crew in training to actually orbit the moon should switch missions with McDivitt’s team. He put in a call to Frank Borman, commander of the Apollo 9 mission. In Moon Shot, Slayton recalls Borman’s reaction to their conversation: “[He] almost turned handsprings when I suggested .
Meanwhile, his career at Pax River was going well. After the electronics test and armaments test divisions merged, Lovell ended up in weapons testing. His first assignment was to evaluate the new F4H Phantom, an aircraft specially designed to fly night combat missions. Lovell worked with the employees of McDonnell Aircraft, and when the F4H was ready for its first test flight, he was named flight director. The new assignment meant another relocation, this time to the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Apollo 13 Mission by Judy L. Hasday