Apollo 13 was the one unsuccessful mission, immortalised in the Tom Hanks line - "Houston, we have a problem", after one of the Service Module oxygen tanks exploded en route to the moon.
Saturday, 30 January 2010
One Small Step
Last night I stepped outside to take this photo of the full moon. And today I've annotated the image with the landing sites of the 6 successful Apollo missions, dating from Apollo 11 (20th July 1969) to Apollo 17 (11th December 1972). The only one of the moon landings I actually remember watching was Apollo 14 on 9th February 1971, whilst incarcerated in the children's ward of Cumberland Infirmary.