Yes, Apollo Flew Through the Van Allen Belts Going to the Moon


No, the van Allen radiation belts weren’t deal breakers for the Apollo astronauts. They really did go to the Moon. Want weekly Vintage Space ? Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!

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