Apollo 13 lifts off, 11 April 1970.

Apollo 13 lifts off, 11 April 1970.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 18cm x 32cm


Apollo 13 lifted off for the Moon with Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise aboard. Two days later, with the spacecraft well on its way to the Moon, an oxygen tank exploded, scrubbing the lunar landing and putting the crew in jeopardy.

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