Using limited resources, the team at NASA needs to invent a way to fit a square cartridge into a round hole in order to create a CO2 filter. This filter would prevent the CO2 levels from rising too high in the spacecraft. Otherwise, the crew will face complications such as impaired judgment and blackouts.
The team brainstorms how to get the Apollo 13 crew back to Earth with time to spare even though their spacecraft is running out of power. Aaron suggests that the module conserve its power, and Kranz takes all measures necessary to ensure that they do not lose an American in space.
Dr. Stone and the crew are under attack by flying debris. The part of the ship that Dr. Stone is mounted on is hit, and she flies around in space uncontrollably at a constant speed. She follows the instructions of her crew member and detaches to prevent herself from flying away too far away from the Explorer.