Apollo 13: Third Attempt To Land On The Moon

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Apollo 13 was the third attempt to land on the moon. The spacecraft launched on April 11, 1970, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The goal was for the astronauts to explore and conduct experiments on the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon. On April 13, an oxygen tank exploded and the new mission was to get the crew home safely. The crew was still planning to land on the moon until a second oxygen tank exploded which cut off electricity, light, and water. To make it back to Earth, extreme measures were taken such as: freezing temperatures and one-fifth water rations. The crew had to navigate back to Earth by hand and use the sun to align their travel. After three days, the astronauts safely landed back on Earth. This is where “Houston, we have a problem”

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