April 11 Marks 45th Anniversary of Apollo 13 Mission

April 14, 2015 1:48 AM

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April 11 Marks 45th Anniversary of Apollo 13 Mission

It was the 45th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Apollo 13 mission on Saturday, April 11. The flight, commanded by James A. Lovell with John L. ‘Jack’ Swigert as Command Module Pilot and Fred W. Haise as Lunar Module Pilot, is remembered by NASA as its most ‘successful failure’.

There was no official ceremony to tune into this week as the official commemoration of the anniversary has already taken place at the San Diego Air and Space museum in March. But it is certain to be a topic of discussion among space enthusiasts this week.

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