Promoted

The Math That Saved Apollo 13 Just Sold For $388,375

The Lunar Module Systems Activation Checklist Book from the Apollo 13 mission was sold at auction last night. Anyone else think the winning bidder got a good deal?

The handwritten numbers are part of the calculations made by Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell, just two hours after a service module’s oxygen tank explosion left them marooned in space. The calculations were crucial to put the ship on course to return it to earth. Read the full story here.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

 
 

    Contributions

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • The U.S. government is investigating possible unlawful coordination by some airlines to keep prices high ✈️
    • Leaders of the U.S. Episcopal Church, which appointed an out gay bishop in 2003, have voted to let clergy perform religious same-sex marriages.
    • The Women's World Cup final is set: Team USA and Japan will play on Sunday ⚽️
    Get The News App

    Hot Buzz

    What’s The Best Undiscovered British TV Show?

    collection

    How Do You Actually Deal With Getting Your Heart Broken?

    collection

    Now Buzzing