Apollo 13 pre-mission simulations
“I have never seen anything as bad as we make it in these tests actually happen yet.” – Don Gray
As with any Apollo mission, extensive pre-mission simulations involving the Manned Space Flight Network
were conducted to try to account for any eventuality.
This article from The Canberra Times, three days before the mission, reports
on the preparations at Honeysuckle Creek.
Simulations at Honeysuckle Creek.
This article from The Canberra Times, April 9th 1970, shows pre-mission training at Honeysuckle for Apollo 13. Contrary to the caption, John Saxon is at left, and Mike Dinn is on the right!
From the article –
Just a few days later, the Network was to face a situation even more challenging than any simulated.
(A scan of the original photo has been substituted for the lower quality newspaper rendering.)
What might have been.
The astronauts and flight controllers also conducted exhaustive simulations.