13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 9: Avoiding Gimbal Lock

The Display & Keyboard (DSKY) mounted in the Main Display Console of the Apollo 13 spacecraft, Odyssey. Note the gimbal lock display in the second row. Credit: NASA/The Apollo Flight Journal

An interior view of the Apollo 13 Lunar Module and the "mailbox." The "mailbox" was a jerry-rigged arrangement which the Apollo 13 astronauts built to use the Command Module lithium hydroxide canisters to purge carbon dioxide from the Lunar Module. Lithium hydroxide is used to scrub CO2 from the spacecraft atmosphere. 4-17-1970

The Lithium Hydroxide Canister on Apollo fixed with duct tape, therefore saving the astronauts lives, 1970

Margaret Hamilton, leader of the team that developed the flight software for NASAs Apollo missions.

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A Project Mercury astronaut looks over his spacesuit. | Take A Look Inside NASA In The '50s

Take A Look Inside NASA In The '50s

A handmade NASA Hasselblad camera, by artist Tom Sachs. Modified Hasselblad cameras were used during the Apollo program missions when man first landed on the Moon. Almost all of the still photographs taken during these missions used these.

Handmade Model of a NASA Hasselblad

Plywood on the Moon. - NASA Hasselblad Camera - note the modified controls, including wooden gear knob on the side, added for ease of use while wearing space gloves.

NASA Mercury Space Program - These 3 were chosen to complete the first Mercury Flights. Glenn (1st American to Orbit Earth), Grissom and Shepherd (1st American in Space)

NASA Mercury Space Program - These 3 were chosen to complete the first Mercury Flights. Glenn American to Orbit Earth), Grissom and Shepherd American in Space) ~ETS

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One of many Apollo mission artifacts being displayed in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC in honor of the anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

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Wernher Von Braun Vision: " MAN IN SPACE " Walt Disney TV production, March 9, 1955.

Rocket scientist and later head of NASA Wernher von Braun pitching a moon mission on an episode of Walt Disney's "Tomorrowland"

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