Being an astronaut is a dangerous occupation by default. Groups like NASA always put safety at the forefront of their different missions outside the world, but the incidents happen when you break the ground into space. While the story is based on the 50th anniversary of Apollo's first landing, everyone looks back at these amazing missions, including some of the astronauts who have spent time on the moon's surface.
In a recent interview with Business Insider Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke remembers one of the most painful moments of his short stay on the moon. In the worst possible moment, unhappy panicking put Duck's life in danger, and ultimately he had to blame himself.
The story begins with the Duke and Commander of Mission John Young, who remained on the moon's surface before retreating back to the moon. He did not want to lose the precious moments in another world, Duke decided to take on what he called the "Moon Olympics", performing feats that would be impossible on Earth.
Duke, who admits he's "wrapped around", is best to jump at a height, dropping a few paces from the moon's surface, thanks to dramatically reduced gravity. Unfortunately, the weight of his suit and the life support system attached to his back turned out to be too big to handle and he struck his back ̵
"I learned a lesson," Duke. said. "Never do anything in the cosmos you have not practiced. And we did not practice the high jump.