How Australia Helped Save Apollo 13

When you mention the words “Apollo” and “NASA” most people will immediately think of America but success in Space requires a global effort: the International Space Station is only the latest example of the coordinated ingenuity of nations working together to get things done off the planet.
When an explosion threatened Apollo 13 mission a group of Australian engineers on the other side of the world managed to regain communications to the sickened craft in record time, this is the story of How Australia Helped Save Apollo 13.

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Presented By Paul Shillito
Written & Researched By Andy Munzer
Additional Material By Paul Shillito
Editing by Paul Shillito

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