Apollo 13 was 'successful failurea : commander

Apr 11, 2010 Full story: Ottawa Citizen

Former astronaut Jim Lovell talks about his historic space flight in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 9, 2010.

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#1 Apr 12, 2010
"A 'successful failure’ describes exactly what 13 was — because it was a failure in its initial mission — nothing had really been accomplished," Lovell, the commander of Apollo 13, now 82, told Reuters Television in an exclusive interview.
First: it was a failed mission.
Second: it was a successful recovery under difficult conditions.

To call it a 'successful failure' is an asinine way of implying that was SUPPOSED to be a failure.

Lovell apparently lost-out on some oxygen up there...

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