X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

If you are the sort of geek that likes space travel, you have to be enamored by the manned missions to the moon in the 60’s and 70’s. Of all the missions slated to put astronauts on the moon, the one that famously didn’t make it was Apollo 13. Apollo 13 had an oxygen tank explode forcing the astronauts to turn around and limp home two days into their mission, and also was responsible for the infamous “Houston, we have a problem” line people still quote today.

The checklist calculations that commander James Lovell used to work out the spacecraft’s position and the angle to entry back into Earth’s atmosphere were hand written on this chart. One miscalculation and the astronauts would have been killed, so the data on this chart was instrumental in saving the astronauts’ lives.

Apollo 13 checklist

This authentic original checklist recently grabbed over $380,000 (USD) at auction, making it the most expensive moon mission era item to never have landed on the moon.

[via The Australian]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Grill-X Multi BBQ Tool

Grill-X Multi BBQ Tool

Pete Holmes vs. Hot Wings

Pete Holmes vs. Hot Wings

Brightburn (Trailer)

Brightburn (Trailer)

Advertisement
The Evolution of the Honda Civic Hatchback

The Evolution of the Honda Civic Hatchback

Lexus Taunts Fans with Teaser Shot of RC F Track Edition

Lexus Taunts Fans with Teaser Shot of RC F Track Edition

Concepts from Future Past: 2003 Mercury Messenger

Concepts from Future Past: 2003 Mercury Messenger