Category: apollo 13

The far side of the Moon on April 14, 1970, se…

The far side of the Moon on April 14, 1970, seen from the Apollo 13 spacecraft with a view to crater Tsiolkovsky. (NASA)

Movies go to the Moon in frames from 2001: A S…

Movies go to the Moon in frames from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, First Men in the Moon, and Superman II.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell practices flag …

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell practices flag deployment for a moon landing he’ll never make, February 4, 1970.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The ill-fated Apollo 13 miss…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The ill-fated Apollo 13 mission begins beautifully on April 11, 1970. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Love…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell undergoes spacesuit checks a few hours before launching from Cape Canaveral, 11 April 1970.

(NASA)

Robert McCall illustrates the harrowing journe…

Robert McCall illustrates the harrowing journey of Apollo 13, which began on this day in 1970.

April 11, 1970 – The Apollo 13 mission blasts …

April 11, 1970 – The Apollo 13 mission blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board are astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise.

February 4, 1970 – Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lov…

February 4, 1970 – Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell practices flag deployment for a moon landing he’ll never make.

February 4, 1970 – Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Ha…

February 4, 1970 – Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise trains for a moonwalk he’ll never make. (NASA)

February 4, 1970 – At Cape Canaveral, Ap…

February 4, 1970 – At Cape Canaveral, Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell trains for a moonwalk he’ll never make.