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11/04/1970 Apollo 13 is launched


Apollo 13: Houston, We've Got a Problem


Launch of Apollo 13 (NASA Footage)


APOLLO 13 SPLASHDOWN, ABC News, April 17, 1970

Apollo 13 was the 7th manned mission in Appollo space program and the 3rd intended to land on the Moon. But the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module upon which the Command Module had depended. Despite the great hardship, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Astronauts and key Mission Control personnel 

    • Mission insignia and call signs 

    • Launch vehicle and spacecraft 

    • Training and preparation 

    • Experiments and scientific objectives 

    • Flight of Apollo 13 

    • Public and media reaction 

    • Investigation and response 

    • Aftermath 

    • Popular culture, media and 50th anniversary