Recording of Space Race Mathematics: "Apollo 13: Lucky for Some?"

This is a recording of an online event that took place on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Appropriate for all ages.

On April 13, 1970, when the spacecraft Apollo 13 was more than 200,000 miles from Earth heading toward the Moon, a catastrophic failure occurred.  There followed a chain of events which set off the greatest rescue ever attempted in the history of mankind.  Take a journey back in time as Dr. Kevin Bowman, Professor of Mathematics at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire, shows us what really happened — and why.  Encounter the scientists and engineers who designed and built the spacecraft, an endeavor that pushed both humans and machines to their limits.  With every decision a matter of life and death, discover how Mission Control put together a plan in their desperate attempt to save the lives of the crew of Apollo 13.

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