Science: Post-Mortem on Apollo 13

I'M afraid this is going to be the last moon mission for a long time," radioed Apollo 13's commander shortly after one of his spacecraft's vital oxygen tanks exploded. Last week, safely back in Houston, Jim Lovell and his crewmates took a far more cheerful view. "I foresee that we can get this incident over with," Lovell said, "and can charge ahead." The space agency shared his optimism. Despite Apollo's close brush with disaster, NASA officials seem more determined than ever to continue exploration of the moon.

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