NASA Marks 50 Years Since Apollo 13 Mission
“Apollo 13’s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago. Even when their oxygen tank ruptured two days later — on April 13.
“Jim Lovell and Fred Haise insist they’re not superstitious. They even use 13 in their email addresses.
“As mission commander Lovell sees it, he’s incredibly lucky. Not only did he survive NASA’s most harrowing moonshot, he’s around to mark its golden anniversary.”
“A half-century later, Apollo 13 is still considered Mission Control’s finest hour,” by the Associated Press. Read more