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Apollo 16 Command Module after Splashdown in April 1972

A different perspective on a spaceship returning to Earth: Apollo 16 upside down in the water.
Usually, most splash-down shots show the capsule bobbing on the water, surrounded by its flotation collar. However, the capsules often became inverted once hitting the water, posing a danger to vehicle and crew.
Shortly after jettisoning the parachutes, three air bags would deploy at the top of the capsule, righting it in the water until the collar could be attached by rescue divers. 

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Apollo 16 Command Module after Splashdown in April 1972

A different perspective on a spaceship returning to Earth: Apollo 16 upside down in the water.

Usually, most splash-down shots show the capsule bobbing on the water, surrounded by its flotation collar. However, the capsules often became inverted once hitting the water, posing a danger to vehicle and crew.

Shortly after jettisoning the parachutes, three air bags would deploy at the top of the capsule, righting it in the water until the collar could be attached by rescue divers. 

2 Weird Experiments in Human Space Flight

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September 22, 1969 — Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean pose for an official NASA photo.
(NASA)

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September 22, 1969 — Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean pose for an official NASA photo.

(NASA)

Curiosity’s Sequel, and the Key to Finding Alien Life

SciShow Space News shares the latest developments from around the universe, including the Curiosity’s arrival at its final destination, and new insights into what clues we should really be looking for in our search for alien life.

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Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke take a drive during geology training at the Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico, September 1971.

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Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke take a drive during geology training at the Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico, September 1971.

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The unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 blasts off from Cape Canaveral on September 13, 1961. (NASA)

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September 12, 1966 — Gemini 11 astronaut Dick Gordon adjusts his spacesuit in the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 before blasting off into space from Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

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September 12, 1966 — Gemini 11 astronaut Dick Gordon adjusts his spacesuit in the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 before blasting off into space from Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

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September 8, 1969 — The Apollo 12 rocket moves slowly (very slowly) atop the crawler-transporter from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA)

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September 8, 1969 — The Apollo 12 rocket moves slowly (very slowly) atop the crawler-transporter from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA)

The Most Powerful Rocket Ever, and Gecko Sex in Space

SciShow Space News shares the latest developments from around the universe, including NASA’s plan to build the world’s most powerful rocket, and the fate of Russian geckos sent to have sex in space.

Astronaut Weightlessness Training

SciShow Space takes you behind the scenes of astronaut training, to show how crew members and their equipment are tested in microgravity, all while never having to leave Earth.