It was 49 years ago today that three astronauts and NASA got a huge scare. As their Saturn V rocket made a majestic liftoff towards the moon, it got a dose of earthly reality: lighting hit the rocket and tripped almost every circuit breaker in the crew's spacecraft. Spoiler alert: Apollo 12 made it safely to the moon and back, but it was a tough few minutes for everyone involved in the mission.
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Written by Elizabeth Howell November 14, 2018
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