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R.J. Broer explains it here. Ron Howard's Apollo 13 movie also Audemars Jules Audemars Replica explains that the Apollo 13 crew required the Omega Speedmaster watch to "time the ignition of Audemars Jules Audemars Replica rockets to reduce the expected length of return to Earth and secondly to increase speed and the flight path angle for reentry into Earth's atmosphere." The second operation was critical, as any error in timing could have resulted in an incorrect entry angle, and a potential disaster for the crew. The rest of the flight was successful, some would even say miraculously. Crew returned Audemars Jules Audemars Replica home alive on 17 April 1970.The Silver Snoopy Award is a special honor that NASA contractors and employees receive for their outstanding contributions to safety and mission success. It includes a sterling silver "Silver Snoopy” lapel pin, a commendation note, and a signed, framed Silver Snoopy Certificate. This award features Snoopy, a Peanuts character created by Charles M. Schulz.Audemars Jules Audemars Replica

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