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Launched on April 11, 1970 at 1:13 pm (central time) from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program. Apollo 13 was aborted two days after the launch because an oxygen tank exploded. In this mission, to explore space there was a brave crew of men who risked their lives to explore space for more undiscovered information. These men went out of this world not knowing if they would make it to space or back, anything could have happened. They all had family that watched them leave and waited for them to come back. Family member and everyone else prayed that all three astronauts would make a safe trip to the moon and a safe trip back to Earth. All of their family members would wait…show more content…
Lovell, Jr. is a NASA astronaut, and was born March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. James was the official crew commander of Apollo 13 but he was also involved in other missions besides Apollo 13. He also was involved in the Gemini VII, Gemini X11, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13. James was the pilot for the Gemini VII mission, commander for the Gemini XII mission, command module pilot for Apollo 8, and commander for Apollo 13. John L. Swigert Jr., was born August 30, 1931 in Denver, Colorado he is a NASA astronaut too. John was apart of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 7 but the only mission he was involved in was Apollo 13, as a command module pilot. Fred W. Haise Jr. is also a NASA astronaut born on November 14, 1933 in Biloxi, Mississippi, he has four children. Fred W. Haise Jr. was involved in Apollo 13 and STS test flights-phase III 1,3,and 5. In the Apollo 13 mission Fred was the lunar module pilot. The whole objective of the Apollo 13 mission was to explore the Fra Mauro Formation. The duration of this mission was 5 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes, and 41 seconds. The Apollo 13 mission was looking like a smooth flight. The capsule commander on duty said, “The space craft is in real good shape as far as we are concerned. We are bored to tears down here.” Everyone was down on Earth bored because the mission was running very smoothly at the

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