What is Apollo13 In the 1960s and 70s NASA had a space program called Apollo. Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program by NASA The third intended to land on the Moon The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 CST.
CREW MEMBERS primary Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. Command Module Pilot T. Kenneth Mattingly II Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr.
CREW MEMBERS Backup Commander John W. Young Command Module Pilot John L. Swigert Lunar Module Pilot Charles M. Duke, Jr
Objective The Apollo 13 mission was to explore the Fra Mauro formation. Named after the 80 Km diameter Fra Mauro craterlocated within it. It is geological formation on the near side of the Moon that served as the landing site for the American Apollo mission.
Launching Apollo 13 Apollo 13 launches from Kennedy Space Center, April 11, 1970 in Cape Canaveral Florida at 200 P.M.
As the earth recedes…
And the moon grows larger, all is well, until…
200,000 miles from earth and 55 hours into the mission… “OK, Houston, we’ve had a problem here…”
Now the tough part… Re-entry: just one shot…
9 minutes after the broadcast there was an explosion. Oxygen tank 1 Oxygen tank 2
Oxygentanks 1 and 2 were both destroyed.
They lost most of their supply of electricity & water.
“Rube Goldberg survival techniques…” MissionAborted on April 14,1970 Scrubbing CO2 and… …making the LEM(Lunar Excursion Module) livable
NewMissionfor Apollo 13 mission switched to bring back Apollo 13 crew members safely to the Earth. TASK IMPOSSIBLE….
APOLLO 13 THE SUCCESSFUL FAILURE….
April 17, 1970 The Recovery
Jim Lovell After Apollo 13 After leaving NASA he became president of Lovell Communications & serves as a chairman of Mission HOME a program that tries to encourage enthusiasm and support for space. Lovell is married and has four children. He & his family live near Chicago.
Jack SwigertafterApollo 13 In 1982 he ran for Congress in 6th Congressional District. He won but not before the cancerspread. Swigertdied December 27 1982 before he was sworn into office.
Haise still involved with Space June 1979 Haise resigned from NASA& become vice presidentofGrumman Aerospace Corporation. He is now retired and living in Texas.