Astronaut Jim Lovell During Spacesuit Testing
Jim Lovell During Spacesuit Testing
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 13 Mission Commander Jim Lovell (1928-) during spacesuit testing at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida. Apollo 13 was crewed by Lovell, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise (1933-), and Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert (1931-1982). Apollo 13 was termed a "successful failure," because the crew survived even though they did not accomplish its original objective of landing on the moon. Apollo 13 launched on April 11, 1970, but an oxygen tank in the Service Module had exploded around 56 hours into the mission, as a result of a series of mismatched modifications and unfortunate testing, causing the mission and the astronauts being put in jeopardy. The Moon landing did not happen, but the astronauts landed safely in the Pacific Ocean on April 17.
Original black and white photographic print, March 3, 1970: Larry Summers Collection.
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Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, March 3, 1970.
Is Part Of
Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic print
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida
Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"APOLLO 13 (AS-508)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed July 8, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo13.cfm.
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