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Images Dated 15th April 1970

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Us-Space-Apollo 13-Moon Featured 15 Apr 1970 Print

Us-Space-Apollo 13-Moon

A NASA picture shows a partial view of the Moon from inside the Apollo 13 lunar module in April 1970. The third Apollo manned mission to the Moon launched on April 11, 1970 was cancelled due to onboard explosion. The crew had to leave the command module and climb into the LEM (Lunar Exploration Module). The three astronauts used primitive celestial navigation techniques to determine where they were and how to get back to earth. Despite continued peril, their calculations worked and on 17 April 1970 Apollo XIII splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean with all occupants intact. Astronauts James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert and Fred W. Haise, Jr. were rescued in good condition after command module Odyssey splashed down safely in the Pacific. / AFP PHOTO / NASA

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