VIDEO: Apollo 13 Re-Enters Earth After Disastrous Mission
By Space Coast Daily // April 17, 2016
April 17, 1970 Flashback
ABOVE VIDEO: Archived footage from ABC covering Apollo 13’s return to earth. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Hayes, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert survived a perilous journey that include an oxygen leak and a damaged heat shield. The epic story of survival was chronicled in Lovell’s autobiography entitled “Lost Moon”, and -enacted in Ron Howard’s 1995 movie “Apollo 13:, starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinese and Ed Harris.
BELOW VIDEO: President Richard Nixon During a press conference on April 17, 1970, President Nixon remarks on the bravery of the Apollo 13 crew as they safely return to Earth. Video courtesy of the Richard Nixon Foundation.