Thursday, September 09, 2010

How far did humans moved away from Earth?

The greatest distance from Earth that has been reached by human beings is 400 171 kilometers.

This distance was reached by the astronauts of ill-fated "Apollo 13", that was supposed to land on the moon, but his tank of oxygen in the main module exploded.

The three astronauts then used the back-up module, and somehow managed to return to Earth, not touching the surface of the moon.

This event was the inspiration of a movie “Apollo 13” starring Tom Hanks.

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