April 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Apollo 13's historic space flight.
In honor of the occasion, AGI and noted space author
teamed up to tell a part of the story that they unearthed and validated with the help
of original mission personnel.
Expand the video section below to launch the AGI animation narrated by Chaikin, author of
"A Man on the Moon." In the video, he explains how he and AGI engineers used STK software
to analyze data from Apollo 13. In doing so, they came up with information that challenged
conventional wisdom. Most history books had long speculated that if the Apollo 13 crew had
not been able to bring their stranded craft safely back home, they would have orbited Earth
indefinitely. Using AGI's STK software to reenact the event, AGI and Chaikin learned that
the crew's fate would have been far different.
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