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.

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