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50 years ago day Apollo 13 lifted-off in what became an epic mission!

Apollo 13 astronauts, from left, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert and Jim Lovell pose for a photo on the day before the April 11, 1970. [Jack Swigert died in 1982.] Credit: NASA.

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

On the 50th Anniversary of the Miraculous Apollo 13 Mission, Here Are 13 Facts You Didn’t Know

Posted by Steve on April 11, 2020 at 12:10 am | Permalink

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