Apollo 13 Command Module (Odyssey)

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Apollo 13
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Apollo 13

Apollo 13 Command Module (Odyssey)

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module (SM) upon which the Command Module (CM) had depended. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to make makeshift repairs to the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970, six days after launch.
The flight passed the far side of the Moon at an altitude of 254 kilometers (137 nautical miles) above the lunar surface, and 400,171 km (248,655 mi) from Earth, a spaceflight record marking the farthest humans have ever traveled from Earth.

Space Program: Apollo
Rocket: Saturn V
Launching Date: Apr 11, 1970 19:13 UTC
Launching Site: Kennedy LC-39B
Landing Date: Apr 17, 1970 18:07 UTC
Present Location: Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson (United States)
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