[FPSPACE] Death in space

JamesOberg@aol.com JamesOberg@aol.com
Thu, 21 Sep 2000 14:28:17 EDT

In a message dated 9/21/00 12:42:20 PM Central Daylight Time, 
AZak@HQ.SPACE.com writes:

<< I believe Apollo-11 and 12
 could return to Earth after swinging behind the Moon without any engine
 burns. >>

Yes, the "free-return" trajectory was possible with no SPS burn, but RCS 
thrusting was required for mid-course corrections.