Video encyclopedia

17/04/1970 Apollo 13 splashdown


Apollo 13 Part 23 CBS News Coverage of Splashdown


Apollo 13 Part 20 CBS News Coverage of Splashdown


Apollo 13 - The Real Story


How Quickly Did the Crew of Apollo 13 Know They'd Lost the Moon?

The mission was intended to land on the Moon. The landing was aborted when oxygen tank of the service module exploded. The astronauts were in grave danger. They had limited power, shortage of potable water and they were losing cabin heat. Carbon dioxide concentration was increased in the vessel. Everything went well in the end and the crew survived.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • 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