45th Anniversary of Apollo 13 Mission Observed

April 11, 2015 12:34 PM

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Those words were uttered 45 years ago by American astronaut Jack Swigert after an explosion on the Apollo 13 mission to the moon.

The explosion of an oxygen tank on April 13, 1970, when the vessel was nearly 322,000 kilometers from Earth, threatened to strand Swigert and fellow astronauts Jim Lovell and Sy Liebergot in space forever.

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