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The explosion damaged part of the spacecraft, but the astronauts survived. The astronauts moved into an undamaged part of the craft, where they had air to breathe. They stayed there for the rest of their journey. They were not able to land on the Moon. Instead, Apollo 13 looped around the Moon and returned to Earth. The astronauts landed safely. , and John Swigert Jr. barely escaped with their lives. } In addition to the human toll, space disasters also cause expensive damage. Space capsules cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.
Scientists use it to explore objects in faraway space. On other shuttle missions, astronauts have launched communications satellites, repaired satellites, and tested scientific equipment in space. When NASA grounds space shuttles, as it did after the Challenger and Columbia disasters, this important work stops. One of the biggest jobs for space shuttle crews involves the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is a large research lab that orbits Earth. It is also a living space. It has facilities for The space shuttle sleeping, cooking, washing, and other daily needs.
The companies will take people into space on private (nongovernment) spacecraft. How much will a ticket cost? At least $200,000. S. government agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, will make sure that private The first space tourist, spacecraft are safe. American billionaire Dennis A few wealthy people have already become space Tito, speaks with journalists tourists. They have paid Russia for a ride to the ISS and from the International Space back in a spacecraft. S. Station in 2001. businessman Dennis Tito.