posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 02:34 PM
Blowing Up Apollo 13, Ship Couldn't Fly Straightreply to
post by michael1983l
Hard for me to believe. Yesterday I was watching a video on Apollo 13 as a believer and today I am blowing the roof off the thing.
Consider this Michael. Say there really was an Apollo 13 with an exploding oxygen tank. The ship is no longer on the free return trajectory and
needs to be to get around the moon and home. To get on to a free return path they would need to burn and push the ship into a new trajectory. What
is needed to do that?
Let's give them the benefit of actually knowing the LM platform's orientation or equivalently the attitude of the entire stack. I already showed how
that couldn't be the case, but let's say they did have that much, would they be able to achieve a free return? Absolutely Not! Why?
The explosion has altered the stack's center of mass. In order to achieve a free return trajectory they would need essentiality to push the ship
with the LM engine, push with the engine in a direction right behind the ship's center of mass. If they push elsewhere, not behind the ship's center
of mass, it will follow a curved path or even spin if the push is far enough off line.
Now there is no way they have this information before the burn. The only way they could get it would be to push the ship and follow it and so thereby
study how it behaves mechanically for a given push of the engine. But they don't do this. They just turn on the engine and push the stack and the
stack has had mass blown off of it . It lost an oxygen tank and then some more. It lost a whole lot more. So it is lopsided mass wise and the
rocketeers do not know how that mass is distributed. The info in the command module computer does not contain this information. It would have to be
empirically determined and they do not even attempt such a determination.
Even if they knew the ship's platform orientation before the burn they would still have needed to know how the mass was distributed in order to push
the ship in the correct direction . As the story is told, without any knowledge of the quantity of the mass loss and from where and how the ship's
center of mass changed one can conclude that the ship could not have possibly been perfectly steered to a free return trajectory.
This objection to the story as told stands up to any and all scrutiny given the scenario as presented and blows up Apollo 13. It shows the mission to
be fake Michael. Amazing really how simply this is. Low lying fruit and we all missed it for so long.
edit on 10-2-2013 by hugediscovery because: word left out," information"