b"Engineer Innovation | The Digital TwinApollo 13: the first digital twinHow digital twin technology helped NASA This view of the severely damaged Apollo 13 Service Module was photographed from theenact the greatest rescue mission in Lunar Module/Command Module following the jettison of the Service Module. As seenhistoryhere, an entire panel of the Service Module was blown away by the apparent explosionBy Stephen Ferguson, Siemens Digital Industries Softwareof oxygen tank number two located in Sector 4 of the Service Module. Image credit: NASA50 years ago, on April 14th, 1970, 55 hours and 55 minutes after launch, Apollo 1355:55:20 suffered a catastrophic explosion in itsCommander Jim Lovell:service module. I believe we've had a problem here.Although the astronauts did not instantly recognize the severity of the problem (or55:55:28 even that fact that there had been anCAPCOMexplosion). The damage this caused leftThis is Houston. Say again, please.the Apollo 13 venting oxygen, with a critically damaged main engine, and55:55:35 Apollo 13 Mission Insignia - thefailing life support systems 200,000 milesCommander Jim Lovell:motto reads from the moon, science. Image Credit NASA away from earth. In the entire history ofHouston, we've had a problem. We've the human species, no-one had ever beenhad a MAIN B BUS UNDERVOLT.in trouble so far from home.55:55:42 This article is not the story of the ApolloCAPCOM13 mission, plenty of others have done aRoger. MAIN B UNDERVOLT.much better job of telling that tale. Instead this is the untold story of the55:55:57 digital twins that helped Mission ControlCAPCOMto overcome incredible odds and bringOkay, standby, 13. We're looking at it.the astronauts home safely.10"