The Apollo Program
Apollo 13 Facts
Apollo 13 Crew
|Command and Service
||James A. Lovell, Jr. commander
John L. Swigert, Jr., command module pilot *
Fred W. Haise, Jr. lunar module pilot
||2:13 p.m. EST, April 11, 1970, pad
||intended to be Fra
became landing site for Apollo 14
|Returned to Earth:
||April 17, 1970, splashdown at 18:07:41
UT (1:07:41p.m. EST)
||142 hours 54 minutes 41 seconds
||Pacific Ocean 21° 38' S 165°
||U.S.S. Iwo Jima
- First aborted Apollo Mission
- Use of lunar module to provide emergency propulsion and life
support after loss of service module system.
- First impact of the S-IVB/IU on the lunar surface. Normally
it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere.
- * CM pilot Thomas K. Mattingly was removed 72 hours prior
to scheduled launch due to presumed exposure to the german measles.
He later flew on Apollo 16.