We Fly On The Most Powerful Machine Ever Built, Ever

Our Saturn V rocket at lift off. I was surprised by the severity of the vibration when the engines started. I had never been shakened around so roughly. Lightning struck us about 36 seconds later, taking the fuel cells, thus most of the electrical power to the Command Module, offline. Quick coordination with Mission Control allowed us to solve the problem, restore power, and continue on into Earth orbit.

Next: Skylab 3 (Skylab Mission II) Slideshow

To freeze the slideshow, click any thumbnail below. All photos courtesy of NASA.





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