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This video contains historical footage of the flight of Apollo 13, the fifth lunar mission and the third spacecraft that was to land on the Moon. Apollo 13’s launch date was April 11, 1970. On the 13th of April, after docking with the Lunar Module, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert discovered that their oxygen tanks had ruptured and ended up entering and returning to Earth in the Lunar Module instead of the Command Module. There is footage of inside module and Mission Control shots, personal commentary by the astronauts concerning the problems as they developed, national news footage and commentary, and a post-flight Presidential Address by President Richard Nixon. Film footage of the approach to the Moon and departing from Earth, and air-to-ground communication with Mission Control, is included.

Publish Date
Run Time 00:28:19
Topic Documentaries
Video Quality HD
Rating TV-G
Featuring Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert