…e to the nature of the missions themselves. The trips were short, no more than two weeks in length. Astronauts did not venture far from Earth— outside its protective magnetic shield, sure, but not so far they couldn’t have returned to Earth in a hurry had something gone wrong.
I'm curious as to how the spacecraft could have turned around like a car making a u-turn on a highway and gone back in the other direction. What am I missing here?