Apollo 13


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Apollo 13

  1. 1. HISTORY Americans made Apollo 13 They launched it because they wanted to explore hilly upland Fra Mauro They launched it on April 11, 1970 and it exploded April 13, 1970 It was launched at Kennedy Space Center
  2. 2. MISSION Launch on April 11, 1970 Apollo 13 was supposed to land in the Fra Mauro area. The Fra Mauro was reassigned to Apollo 14 An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing
  3. 3. MANNED OR UNMANNED Manned because there were 3 astronauts that went to space in Apollo 13 Apollo 13 was a seventh man mission in the American Apollo space program and the 3rd intended to land on the moon The 1970 Apollo 13 nearly took the lives of crew members Jim Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise The flight was commanded by the astronauts who were grounded by the flight surgeon after exposure to German measles
  4. 4. STRUCTURE The structure of the command module was reinforced to accommodate higher parachute loads do to increased weight The service module was designed to serve as the primary propulsion and maneuvering system of the spacecraft The lunar module was designed to be used only for making the landing on the moon and providing and operating base and living quarters while on the surface The astronauts were forced to turn off the cabin heater in order to conserve energy
  5. 5. Facts In an instant, the Apollo 13 spacecraft pivoted from a moon-bound landing unit to a crippled vessel. While the spaceflight stands today as a demonstration of NASA innovation saving lives on the fly, Apollo 13 vividly illustrated the dangers of people working in space. Jim Lovell was the worlds most traveled astronaut
  6. 6. Facts An oxygen tank exploded on the space craft America built Apollo 13 More than 1 Apollo was made They went to space for a mission Apollo 13 is years old 3 astronauts were launched into space
  7. 7. More Facts Apollo 13 was launched at 13:13 on April 11 Apollo 13 is manned It was launched at the Kennedy space center in Florida The purpose Apollo 13 went to space was because they wanted to explore hilly upland Fra Mauro
  8. 8. More Facts Russia and America both wanted to land on the moon first Rockets can fly to space because they carry there oxygen Every second a rocket moves it wastes 10 gallons of fuel America won because they landed on the moon first
  9. 9. Cites www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apoll o_13/over www.science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/Apollo/a pollo-13/apollo-13.html www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apoll o_13/overview/ http://www.history.nasa.gov/Timeline/apollo 13chron.html
  11. 11. Made by Desiree Ramirez, JessicaVasquez, Yuliana Vargas