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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Apollo

If you real want to see something that really makes me go wow, this is it.  Whilst on my trip to the Museum of Science and Industry I took this very short video.  It is the Apollo VIII capsule and it was the home to three men for eight days and inside would have been about as big as a small car.  There might be a lot of room in space, hence its name.  But inside that little capsule would have been pretty small.

This capsule sat atop the most powerful machine ever built, the Saturn V rocket and was propelled into space at 30,000 mph by more than 7.5 million pounds of thrust.  It returned to earth at similar speeds and managed to return the astronauts safely to earth.  Wow.  Stay well:)


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