Apollo 13 Crew with Launch Vehicle

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Title

Apollo 13 Crew with Launch Vehicle

Alternative Title

Apollo 13 Crew with Launch Vehicle

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 13 (Spacecraft)
Astronauts--United States
Haise, Fred, 1933-
Lovell, Jim
Lovell, James A.
Mattingly, Thomas K. (Thomas Ken)
Mattingly, Ken

Description

What was supposed to be the crew of Apollo 13 consisting of Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly (1936-), Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise (1933-), and Mission Commander Jim Lovell (1928-) in front of the Saturn V after it was moved to Launch Pad 39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida. Mattingly was replaced on the mission by Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert (1831-1982) after he was exposed to German measles. 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, December 15, 1969: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1969-12-15

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, December 15, 1969.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

27.4 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

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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