This video tells the story of how one man in Mission Control against all odds saved a lightning damaged Apollo 12 that was about to be blown up only thirty-six seconds after takeoff…
I seen this clip on the History Channel years ago and the story has stuck with me ever since.
I like the nerdy heroism aspect and how it all was told from the different viewpoints of the original people involved.
This miraculous saving of Apollo 12 earned John Aaron a legendary reputation within NASA and ever since he’s been known as a steely-eyed missile man, which apparently is a huge complement in NASA culture.
SCE to AUX, you just never know what random bit of knowledge might end up saving the day 0_o.