"Houston, We've Had a Problem"


On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission to the moon was launched from Kennedy Space Center. The lunar landing mission was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days after launch, on April 13. The lunar mission was immediately transformed into a rescue mission, with NASA engineers struggling to help the three astronauts to a deluge of problems. Despite being extremely low on power, the lost of heat, a water shortage and a buildup of carbon dioxide gas in the cabin, the astronauts--with the help of engineers on the ground--were able to make critical repairs and the crew returned safely home to Earth on April 17, 1970.
 

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