A further difficulty with the automatic-pilot equipment developed as a result of the failure of 2 inverters. Cooper, therefore, was directed to control the capsule manually for re-entry and landing. ... at 7:14 p.m. Friction caused by the swift re- entry heated the capsulea#39;s heat shield to a luminous temperature of some 3, 000Ad.
|Author||:||Lester A. Sobel|