GordonD wrote:I'm not sure how or why they inadvertently over flew the intended
> "Ken S. Tucker" <dynam...@rocketmail.com> wrote in message
>> GordonD wrote:
>>> Just watched the above documentary, which I assumed was from 2 - 3
>>> years ago but the copyright date at the end was 2005. It was a
>>> somewhat sensationalised account of the Apollo 11 flight, focusing on
>>> the problems encountered during the mission (the program alarms
>>> during descent, the delayed landing leading to low fuel levels and
>>> the breaking of the ascent engine arm switch) though they also threw
>>> in the sighting of the SLA panel. The impression that came across was
>>> that it was more by luck than anything else that the flight was a
>>> However at one point they stated that the LES wouldn't have worked
>> My thoughts as well.
> Yes, Soyuz T-10, in an off-pad abort when the launch vehicle caught
> The earlier abort on Soyuz 18 didn't involve the LES as it was later in
>> I think you are right about that part of the documentary as being
> The whole thing came across that way. The problem with the ascent engine
landing location they were trained for, and in turn had a narrowing
margin of time to land, and a defunct radar altimeter, but there's
no question that landing was harrowing. They had the Sun on their
backs and were able to use the LM shadow as an altimeter.
That seems well done in the documentary.
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