APOLLO 13        PLANNED MANNED LUNAR LANDING MISSION               USA

James A.Lovell


Commander

LAUNCH :

19.13 GMT

Cape Canaveral

Florida / USA

Launch pad 39-A

Apr.11 / 1970

11.25.05

17:29:31

SPACECRAFT :

Apollo LM „Aquarius"

Apollo CSM

LAUNCH VEHICLE :

Saturn V

LANDING :

18.07 GMT


Pacific Ocean  (USS Iwo Jima)

Between New Zealand and Samoa

Apr.17 / 1970

designed by :     Michael May         copyright  2005

MANNEDSPACEFLIGHT    CHRONOLOGY

Flight no.  036

FLIGHT DATA :

Inclination

32.55°

Altitude

184/186 km

Duration

5d22h54m

Orbits

1.5 (E)

Fred W. Haise


Pilot LM

The mission suffererd a major incident due to an explosion of the service module oxygen tank. In the result the moon landing had to be cancelled and the command module deactivated. The Lunar module was used as lifeboat for the crew during circulation of the moon and the return flight to earth. Shortly  before reentry, the crew entered the command module again and landed with the Apollo capsule.

View of the Apollo 13 explosion area

John L. Swigert


Pilot CSM

credit: NASA

Aquarius

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT    1960´s   1970´s   

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