Apollo 13 Crew on the USS Iwo Jima After Recovery

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Title

Apollo 13 Crew on the USS Iwo Jima After Recovery

Alternative Title

Apollo 13 Crew on USS Iwo Jima

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Astronauts--United States
Haise, Fred, 1933-
Lovell, Jim
Lovell, James A.
Swigert, Jack, 1931-1982
Swigert, John L. (John Leonard), 1931-1982

Description

Photographed, from left to right, are Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise (1933-), Mission Commander Jim Lovell (1928-) and Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert (1931-1982) aboard the recovery ship USS Iwo Jima after safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. 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.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, April 17, 1970: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1970-04-17

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, April 17, 1970.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

97.4 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Pacific Ocean

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"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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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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