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Part of the Apollo 13 LEM survived
« on: July 14, 2017, 12:25:42 PM »
http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/aerospace-engineering/nuclear-propulsion/will-anyone-recover-apollo-13s-plutonium/

Very interesting. A plutonium reactor, designed to survive reentry, is the only part of the LEM to make it back down to earth. It also happens to be the second deepest part of the ocean. I don't see any information if NASA purposely targeted the LEM for the Tonga Trench or if it was just a happy coincidence.


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Re: Part of the Apollo 13 LEM survived
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 06:42:49 PM »
I never knew about this
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Re: Part of the Apollo 13 LEM survived
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 08:59:39 AM »
I never knew about this

Ditto! Thank you Quora. I was amazed to discover part of the LEM is on earth... some place.
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Re: Part of the Apollo 13 LEM survived
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 01:53:42 PM »
Quora has been around for what, almost 10 years? And it still hasn't been overrun by trolls. How do they manage it?

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Re: Part of the Apollo 13 LEM survived
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 08:47:56 AM »
Quora has been around for what, almost 10 years? And it still hasn't been overrun by trolls. How do they manage it?

A very good point. Downvotes? A responsive staff that shit can users and troll questions? I know I quickly zap troll comments on my answers.
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Re: Part of the Apollo 13 LEM survived
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 01:58:38 PM »
Well now we know what has been causing global warming.
common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

 

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