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50 years after Apollo 13, Fred Haise talks about the virus and regrets it

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Fifty years after Apollo 13 was blown up and Biloxi, Mississippi-born Fred Haise Jr., Commander James Lovell Jr., and John Swigert Jr. brought the “unfortunate 13” back to life work. The 50th anniversary of the launch on April 11, 1970 was to be celebrated with nine ceremonies across the country. Events were planned in the Kennedy …

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Space photos of the week: 50 years after Apollo 13

Fifty years ago On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission started from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. As with Apollo 11 and Apollo 12, the goal of the mission was to land on the moon. Astronauts Jim Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise, however, would face an almost fatal problem with their capsule. Just two days after …

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Apollo 13 moon views in 4K | newly created space

-> About NASA / Goddard Fifty years ago today, on April 17, 1970, the Apollo 13 spacecraft returned safely to Earth after looping around the other side of the moon. Apollo 13 was supposed to land two astronauts on the moon. But an oxygen tank explosion two days after the start of the trip endangered the mission and life of …

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50 years ago, Jack Swigert flew from Apollo 13 to the moon, but forgot something big. Taxes.

Fifty years ago, Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert forgot to pay his taxes. (Oops) With this significant anniversary, people around the world celebrate the mission that is famous was remembered as a “successful failure”. However, when we remember the quick thinking of NASA Mission Control and the astronauts who made sure that the Apollo 13 crew returned safely home, we …

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Even more things that saved Apollo 13, Part 1: The Barbecue Roll

Apollo 13 was supposed to be the third mission to land people On the moon. But on the night of April 13, 1970, an oxygen tank in Apollo The service module of 13 has exploded. And so the most dangerous started triumphant situation ever encountered in human space travel. The explosion crippled the Apollo 13 command module and endangered the …

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Apollo 13 astronauts and air traffic controllers reflect a “successful failure”

Everything was about to change and eventually force the crew to abandon their mission. The following happened, according to newly published interviews with NASA astronauts. The astronauts had just finished a television program that offered a tour of the lunar module that would land on the moon. On the floor in Houston’s Mission Control Center, Apollo 13 flight director Gene …

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