Houston, we’ve had a problem.

On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, on its way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. After very stressful hours of investigation, failure analysis and planning, the crew used the Lunar Module as a “lifeboat.” The astronauts managed to return safely.

Learn more…

  • Apollo 13 – Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth
  • Oxygen Tank Incident – explosion

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