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Apollo 13 "Houston, We Have A Problem"

APOLLO13 "Houston, we have a problem' PHASE 1: Launch: 1:13 p.m. ET April 11, 1970 The crew sits inside the command module as the Saturn V rocket takes off. The first two stages of the rocket fall back to Earth as the fuel burns up. S-IVB SATURN V PHASE 2: As Apollo 13 reaches Earth's orbit, it is still attached to the S-IVB. After 2 hours, the S-IVB's engines propell the spacecraft out of orbit and on course to the moon. COMMAND MODULE S-IVB PHASE 3: Explosion: 10:07 p.m. ET April 13, 1970 Apollo 13 uses the remaining part of the Saturn V rocket to propel itself toward the moon. The crew detaches the Lunar Module from the back of the Service Module and docks it to the front, allowing them to crawl between the two. The explosion occurs within the Service Module, so they use the Lunar Module as their "lifeboat.' EXPLOSION OCCURS COMMAND MODULE LUNAR MODULE LUNAR MODULE SERVICE MODULE S-IVB PHASE 4: The Apollo 13 crew spends most of their journey home in the Lunar Module due to the explosion. LUNAR MODULE PHASE 5: Before reentering the atmosphere, the crew moves back to the Command Module. They dump the Lunar Module (which never made it to the moon) along with the Service Module. LUNAR MODULE COMMAND MODULE PHASE 6: Spash Down: 1:07 p.m. ET April 17, 1970 After 6 intense days, the crew of Apollo 13 finally splashes down in the South Pacific Ocean. COMMAND MODULE APOLLO 13 FACTS Total distance travelled: 541,103 miles (approximately) Farthest point from Earth: 248,655 (world record for a manned craft) Time from liftoff to crisis: 56 hours Distance from Earth at that time: 173,790.5 nautical miles Number of people the Lunar Module (LM) was meant to support: 2 Number of days the LM was meant to be used by those 2 people: 1.5 Number of people and days the LM had to support and last: 3 people for 4 days Total mission time: 142 hours 54 minutes 41 seconds Amount jokingly charged to North American Rockwell, Pratt and Whitney, and Beech Aircraft by Grumman Aerospace Corporation pilot Sam Greenberg for “towing fees": $400,540.05 "Houston, we have a problem." James Lovell's famous quote from the mission "Hey, we've got a problem here." What James Lovell actually said Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of the number 13 PIONEER E SERVICES

Apollo 13 "Houston, We Have A Problem"

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Houston, we HAD a problem. Today marks the 44th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13. This infographic should help you visualize what the crew went through on their harrowing journey.


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