Links to the apollo 13 surface journal, a chronology of events, and a narrative on the mission, and the air and space museum's apollo 13 virtual exhibit apollo 13 image library large. The apollo 13 mission to the moon may have been the most miraculous event in history not only were the astronauts able to make it through any obstacle they faced, but they used their. Hanks and kathleen quinlan both visited the lovells at home in texas to do research for the movie 13 of 15 found this interesting interesting the real white vest worn by mission.
Apollo 13 had problems (real and perceived) from the start it was the 13th scheduled lunar space exploration mission, scheduled for liftoff at the 13th minute after the 13th hour the lunar. Get the latest updates on nasa missions, watch nasa tv live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind the apollo missions | nasa. Apollo 13 was planned as a type h mission, a precision piloted lunar landing demonstration and systematic lunar exploration it was, however, aborted during translunar flight because of the.
Apollo 13 the apollo 13 mission was a significant historical event, because of the dangerous repercussions that followed the explosion of the oxygen tank on apollo 13 the story in which. Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the fra mauro area an explosion on board forced apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing the fra mauro site was reassigned to apollo 14. When an explosion occurred aboard the apollo 13 spaceship in april 1970, a mission of lunar exploration quickly became a mission of survival ground control in houston scrambled to develop. The farside of the moon, photographed during the apollo 11 mission, 1969 nasa apollo 13, launched in april 1970, (842 pounds) of moon rocks and installing many instruments for. With careful research and close examination of photography from the apollo 11 mission, we have been able to refine the accuracy of the external appearance of our lm-2 to more and more.
Apollo 13 was scheduled to be the third mission to land on the moon, but the mission had to be aborted due to a ruptured oxygen tank that set off a series of events that threatened the lives. Rita rapp msc-02680 national aeronautics and space administration apollo 13 mission report distribution and referencing this _ paper is not uitable for general distribution c1r. Apollo 13 – a successful failure apollo 13 was the 13th manned space mission to the moon - apollo 13 – a successful failure introduction its crew was composed of jim lovell (tom hanks). Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the apollo space program and the third intended to land on the moon the craft was launched on april 11, 1970, at 14:13 est (19:13 utc ) from the.
Houston, tex, april 17 - the apollo 13 astronauts, buoyed by the prayers of millions, and boosted by the technical efforts of thousands, flew to a safe splashdown in the pacific today after. Inside was mission commander jim lovell, 42, lunar module pilot fred haise, 36, and commander module pilot jack swigert, 38 apollo 13, which blasted into space on april 11, 1970, was. Mission narrative: apollo 13, the third human lunar landing and exploration mission, had been tentatively scheduled in july 1969 for launch in march 1970, but by the end of the year the. Apollo 13 mission control center christopher c kraft (standing, black suit), deputy director of the manned spacecraft center, and the flight control staff gathering around flight director.
The apollo 13 mission began april 11, 1970 and ended up becoming one of the most famous nasa missions in history astronauts james jim lovell, john jack swigert and fred haise began the. Mission photography the photographic objectives of apollo 13 were to obtain vertical and oblique stereo strips of lunar nearside and farside regions of scientific interest, to obtain. Apollo 13 commander remembers the aborted moon mission apollo 13 crew arrive on the prime recovery ship uss iwo jima following the ocean landing and rescue in the south pacific exiting.