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Apollo 13


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Apollo 13

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