NASA launches 4K video of the moon seen from the perspective of Apollo 13 astronauts

NASA video in 4K resolution recalls the 1970 Apollo 13 mission. The images were captured with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite

THE Nasa, the American space agency, released an incredible video that shows the moon as seen by mission astronauts Apollo 13. This time, the quality of the video is not the same as that of 1970, as the space agency published the film in 4K resolution, making the experience even more impressive.

To produce it, the Nasa explains that he used satellite data Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The video shows the challenges faced by astronauts from Apollo 13 on the day of the mission. It starts with the Earth setting and, shortly thereafter, a beautiful sunrise appears.

Meanwhile, for eight minutes, the astronauts were in darkness and also without contact with the team that was on Earth, because at that time there was no communication satellite available. After almost 10 minutes it was possible to see the lunar terrain.

See the video below:

To arrive at the released result, the Nasa he had to make some adjustments to the film. The images were captured by the probe Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and carefully combined to deliver the most accurate video possible. Furthermore, we can see that it was accelerated, that is, the Apollo 13 it didn't orbit as quickly as it looks.

Image of the Moon registered by NASAThe video was only possible thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) satellite, which captured the images

"This video uses data collected from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to recreate some of the stunning views of the moon that Apollo 13 astronauts saw on their dangerous journey across the 1970s."

says NASA.

Challenges of Apollo 13 in 1970

Unfortunately, John Swigert, Fred Haise and James Lovellmission astronauts Apollo 13, they failed to land on the moon. They had a problem that exploded the second oxygen tank and, consequently, ended up affecting the first tank of the ship.

Astronauts who participated in the Apollo 13 missionApollo 13 astronauts John Swigert, Fred Haise and James Lovell

With the problem, John Swigert sent the message that ended up being historic: “Houston, we had a problem” (or Houston, we’ve had a problem, in English). The original audio is available for free on Soundcloud official of Nasa (click here to listen).

At the time, they received all the necessary support from the team of the American space agency in Houston, who helped with the entire process of security of the ship and ensured the survival of the astronauts. After the fright, the crew of three men successfully circled the moon and returned safely to Earth.

THE Nasa has been working intensively to return with manned missions to the moon. Missions will begin in 2024 with the program Artemis.