Apollo 13 Backup Astronaut John Young

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Title

Apollo 13 Backup Astronaut John Young

Alternative Title

Astronaut John Young

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Astronauts--United States
Young, John Watts, 1930-

Description

Backup Apollo 13 Mission Commander John Young (1930-) practices scooping soil samples at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida. Apollo 13 was crewed by Mission Commander Jim Lovell (1928-) , 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. While Young did not serve on the Apollo 13 mission, he did fly on Gemini 3 as Pilot, Gemini 10 as Command Pilot, Apollo 10 as Command Module Pilot, and Apollo 16, Space Transportation System-1 (STS-1), and STS-9 (Spacelab 1) as Mission Commander.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, February 19, 1970: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1970-02-19

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, February 19, 1970.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

125 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

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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