OT: The Math That Saved Apollo 13 Just Sold for $388,375



#6

http://gizmodo.com/5863778/the-math-that-saved-apollo-13


#7

That's fascinating Egan, thanks. But I wish this would have ended up at the Air and Space Museum instead of some private collection.

#8

good example of why kids need to stay in school and do well in math - you never know when you are going to be stuck in a crippled space craft hurtling away from earth and a manually calculated course correction is the only thing that can save you :-)


#9

Alas, I'm reasonably sure that I do know when that's going to happen to me, which is never.


#10

Those that know you, know that you'd be just fine. And those that really know you, know that you'd just hack the ship, land, mine the moon for raw material, fix the craft, and still make it home in time.


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