OCT 02, 2015 10:02 AM PDT

Not Every Space Mission Works Out Well

1 11 686

To err is human, but it's a real problem when it happens on a space mission. Over the years there have been several missions that didn't go well. The phrase "Houston, we have a problem." is well known for a reason. With so much engineering, math, physics and yes, even politics involved in making a space mission work, it's no surprise that some of them failed in big ways.

One of them, the Luna 16 from the Former Soviet Union, crashed into a mountain on the moon. The reason it was an epic fail? It happened just days before the Apollo 11 launch that brought Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon. Check out this video to hear more about space missions that missed the mark.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
JUL 23, 2018
Videos
JUL 23, 2018
Is your commute harming your health?
How far do you commute every day? According to US Census data, the average daily commute...
JUL 23, 2018
Videos
JUL 23, 2018
Why is the ocean getting louder?
 
JUL 24, 2018
Plants & Animals
JUL 24, 2018
These Animals Experience Harsher Childbirths Than Humans
You might be quick to think that humans have it hard during childbirth, but compared to a few other species in the animal kingdom, humans actually have it
JUL 30, 2018
Videos
JUL 30, 2018
A Robotic Helping Hand
Ever wish you had a way to get more done? Scientists at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute in Kyoto Japan might be able to give you a hand&
AUG 01, 2018
Videos
AUG 01, 2018
Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Happen in the Summer
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a temporary mental condition where people feel sad or depressed because of the season and weather. It’s mos
AUG 15, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
AUG 15, 2018
What's So Special About Polarized Sunglasses?
Glare could cause discomfort in the eyes, even disability. To reduce the glare, one can try to reduce overall luminance, say by putting on a pair of generi
Loading Comments...