VIDEO: Apollo 13 Re-Enters Earth After Disastrous Mission

By  //  April 17, 2016

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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.

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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.


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