Apollo 13 patch

Apollo 13 Image Library

Figure Captions Copyright © 1996 by Eric M. Jones.
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Last revised 18 November 2013.


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Landing Site Maps/Images

Preflight 1:25,000 Map of Fra Mauro ( 7 Mb JPEG or 34 Mb )

The grid lines in this large scale map are 250 meters apart. See, also, a version showing elevation contours ( 4 Mb JPEG or 34 Mb ).
Traverse Map - versions from the Press Kit and Lovell's cuff checklist ( 0.2 Mb )
The seven planned sampling locations are: Valley (7 minutes), 1700 feet northeast of the LM before they start up Cone Ridge; Slope (10 minutes), 700 feet farther east and partway up slope on the flank of Cone Ridge; Cone (30 minutes) at two locations on the rim of Cone Crater; Flank Crater, 700 feet downslope from the Cone rim, same location as Apollo 14's planned Station D; Outpost (30 minutes) with details given three pages farther on in the checklist, similar location to Apollo 14 planned Station E; Weird Crater (15 minutes), same location as Apollo 14's planned Station F; Triplet Craters (7 minutes) same location as Apollo 14's planned Station G.


Crew And Equipment Pre-Flight

 

S69-60662 ( 46k )

Original artwork for the Apollo 13 insignia/patch. Scan by NASA Johnson.
S69-57057 ( 294k or 634k )
Apollo 13 Training MESA. The strap attached at the center of the front edge secures the MESA table with one of the rock boxes visible in its stowage slot underneath. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S69-57058 ( 298k or 653k )
Apollo 13 Training MESA. The person on the right seems to be pointing to a sensor on or near the upper rock box. The TV camera is mounted upside down on a frame and is pre-pointed at the bottom of the ladder. In an April 2005 e-mail, Stan Lebar, the Westinghouse Lunar Camera Program Manager, notes that the camera on the training MESA in this series of photographs is a black&white camera. The flight MESA had a color TV camera. "There weren't very many flight units available for this type of use and I suspect that if they had a mockup, they would have used it in lieu of a flight model. Since the TV SEC (Secondary Electron Conduction) vidicon as used in Apollo 12 was replaced with a newly developed SIT (Silicon Intensifier Tube) on Apollo 14 to minimize the possibility of having a repeat of the Apollo 12 fiasco. We had only one CM and LM TV cameras upgraded with a SIT by then and I doubt if they would have chanced using either one of these flight models for this type of test."To the right of the upper rock box, we see a pair of tongs and an extension handle. To the left of the lower rock box we see the geology hammer, a large scoop head, and the TV tripod. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA. View of the TV camera from the ladder side. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA. View of the upper rock box and an attached sensor. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA. View of two ECS LiOH canisters stowed in the lefthand face. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA. Hammer, scoop, TV tripod, lower rock box and details of the back of the TV camera restraints. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Underside of the Apollo 13 Training MESA. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA. Underside and righthand face. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA on the left with some thermal blankets. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Top right portion of the Apollo 13 Training MESA. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Top portion of the Apollo 13 Training MESA with the TV camera. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Lefthand portion of the Apollo 13 Training MESA. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Wide view of the Apollo 13 Training MESA. The ETB is under the MESA table and covers the lower rock box. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA. MESA table re-positioned to allow removal of the rock boxes. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo 13 Training MESA. TV camera, lower rock box, TV tripod. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Apollo-13 backup CMP Jack Swigert prepares to enter spacecraft for altitude chamber test at KSC. September 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Apollo-13 backup astronauts John Young (left) and Jack Swigert in spacecraft during altitude chamber test at KSC. September 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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The original Apollo 13 crew - Jim Lovell (left), Ken Mattingly, and Fred Haise - pose for a crew portrait. Note that Lovell does not have a distinguishing stripe on his arm at this time. December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Alternate crew portrait. December 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Portrait of CMP Ken Mattingly. December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Portrait of LMP Fred Haise. December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Formal Apollo 13 portrait of Jim Lovell. December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Jim Lovell (left) points with his scoop while Fred Haise takes a documentation photograph during the December 17-20 field trip to Hawaii. December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Fred Haise (left) and Jim Lovell during a geology training traverse at Kapoho, Hawaii. They have a Hand Tool Carrier (HTC), are wearing Hasselblads, and have radio aerials so they can talk to the geology support team practicing the Backroom role. 17-20 December 1969. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
CM Training ( 115k )
Ken Mattingly(left), Jim Lovell, and Fred Haise. Date unknown. Scan by Markus Mehring.
KSC-69PC-574 ( 115k )
Jim Lovell manipulates a piece of equipment on the top of the Central Station while Back-up Commander John Young (back to us at right center) watches. Harald Kucharek notes that Jim is wearing an EVA glove. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-69PC-577 ( 80k )
Fred Haise (right) and his back-up, Charlie Duke, confer with a tech during training. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Jim Lovell (left) and Fred Haise during training. 17 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Fred Haise in a recovery raft during training, probably in an indoor pool. 17 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Ken Mattingly during egress training in a pool at MSC. Photo filed 17 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Fred Haise carries mock-ups of the ALSEP packages while in a harness attached to the arm of a large centrifuge. The harness is designed to reduce his apparent weight to one-sixth normal, giving a simulation of lunar conditions. 19 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Fred Haise in the centrifuge harness. 19 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-9 ( 109k )
Jim Lovell checks the gauntlet that will cover the lock rings that connect his glove to the suit. Note that Lovell does not have a distinguishing stripe on his arm at this time. 28 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Jim Lovell, who is carrying the ALSEP packages in the foreground, and Fred Haise, who is in the background with the Hand Tool Carrier (HTC), conduct a walk-through of EVA timeline at KSC. A Universal Handling Tool (UHT) sticks up on a diagonal out of each of the packages. In Lovell's flown cuff checklist, the UHTs are called 'putters', no doubt because of their resemblance golf 'putters'. The RTG package is on Jim's left. 28 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-11 ( 96k )
Fred Haise practices use of the Apollo Lunar Surface Close-up Camera, also known as the Gold Camera. 28 January 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-16 (11 Mb or 0.25 Mb)
NASA caption, 28 January 1970: "Fred W. Haise Jr., Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot, participated in a walk-through of the extravehicular activity timeline near the flight crew training building here today. In the foreground is the lunar surface tool carrier, topped by auger-like pipes, to be used with a motorized device to obtain soil sample cores in the Moon’s rugged Fra Mauro region. Apollo 13 is scheduled for launch from Complex 39’s Pad A no earlier than April 13. The other crew members are James A. Lovell, Jr., commander, and Thomas K. Mattingly II, Command Module pilot." Note that Haise has a 16-mm DAC movie camera mounted on his RCU bracket. The featureless box mounted on the camera of Haise's right is a battery for the DAC. Scan courtesy Margaret Persinger, KSC.
KSC-70P-46 ( 132k )
Fred Haise works with the drill. Jim Lovell is holding a Hasselblad camera. 28 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Fred Haise works with the drill. The drill-stem rack is in the foreground. 28 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-13 ( 152k )
Fred Haise has a Universal Handling Tool (UHT) in his right hand. The drill is at his right and drill stem rack is at his left. On the Moon, Fred plans to drill to two holes to the heat flow experiment and one core hole. In drilling the core hole, he uses six 42.5-cm stem, emplacing one stem and then attaching the next before extracting the entire string. Here, he has evidently just drawn the string out of the buried container which contains lunar soil simulant. As Dave Scott discovered on Apollo 15, lunar soil is more compact than expected at depth and extraction of the core was extremely difficult. Later crews had a jack and treadle to help with the extraction. 28 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-12 ( 144k or 353k )
Jim Lovell (left) and Fred Haise pose at the foot of a LM simulator. Jim has tongs attached to his yo-yo. Note that the lettering on Lovell's RCU, reading "J. Lovell", is in red while the lettering on Haise's RCU, reading "F. Haise", is in black. The MESA is visible behind Jim and appears to be completely unloaded. 28 January 1970. Research by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-15 ( 172k )
Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell carries the ALSEP packages during training at the Cape. Fred Haise is in the background at the left, apparently walking out from the training building. The RTG pallet is on Lovell's left. Note the locking mechanism with which the pallets are secured to the carrybar and, also, the Universal Handling Tool (UHT) attached to each of the pallets. 28 January 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-16 ( 120k )
Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell prepares to use the 'crank' to adjust the erectable S-Band antenna pointing, probably first in elevation . 28 January 1970. Scan courtesy Margaret Persinger, KSC.
KSC-70PC-18 ( 144k or 800k )
Close-up of Fred Haise during training. Ulli Lotzmann calls attention to the fact that Fred is using a RCU-mounted Data Acquisition Camera (DAC). RCU mounting brackets for DAC cameras were flown on all the missions from Apollo 13 to Apollo 17, but the only training photos of RCU-mounted DACs are from Apollo 13. This image also gives us an excellent view of Fred's spiral-bound cuff checklist. A page in Jim Lovell's cuff checklist for activities at 1+00 into the EVA indicates that Fred sent a DAC out from the cabin in the ETB. Jim then mounted the DAC on his RCU to film Fred's egress. Item 155 in the Apollo 13 CM launch stowage list is "Camera/Power Pack Assy 16MH L.S.", which is clearly a battery-powered DAC configured for use on the lunar surface. 28 January 1970. Research by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-19 ( 108k )
Close-up of Fred Haise during training at the Cape. 28 January 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-103 ( 97k )
Fred Haise extracts the fuel element for the SNAP-26 RTG from its cask mounted on the side of the LM. 3 February 1970. Photo filed Scan by Frederic Artner.
70-HC-73 ( 88k or 753k )
Jim Lovell takes a picture to document the deployed configuration of the ALSEP. Both the RTG and Central Station are visible in his visor. Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-74 ( 124k or 960k )
Excellent view of Jim Lovell's chest-mounted Hasselblad camera during EVA training. Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-75 ( 120k or 964k )
A technician appears to be adjusting Fred Haise's LEVA (Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly) during EVA training. Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-77 ( 220k or 1486k )
Jim Lovell appears to be releasing Boyd bolt on the ALSEP Central Station. Once all of the bolts are released, the top will spring up. The RTG is behind Jim on the righthand side of the photo. In this image, we can see that the nametag on the left front of the RCU has red letters and, from other pictures in this sequence, we know that Jim's lettering is red while Fred's is black. Note the pattern of Velcro strips on the top of Jim's OPS, particularly the short strip just forward of the antenna, which can be used to identify him when other clues are not available. In this and the following images, Jim has his side visors up. Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-80 ( 204k or 1657k )
Fred Haise positions the drill stem rack during training. The battery-powered drill is at his left and a buried can filled with lunar soil simulant is on the righthand side of the picture. Note the wide pitch - perhaps 1 cm - of the thread on the drill stems. Fred has his watch on his right arm and, as can be seen in good detail in this photo, a spiral-bound checklist on his left wrist. A Universal Handling Tool (UHT) is attached to the yo-yo at his waist. Note the pattern of Velcro strips on the top of his OPS and the fact that he has his side visors down. Note, also, that Fred's OPS antenna has a red color, whereas Jim's in prior images had a silver color. Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-H-293 ( 87k )
Benchtop photo of the 16-mm Data Acquisition Camera (DAC). The attached battery pack is underneath the camera in this shot. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
70-HC-81 ( 172k or 1079k )
Fred Haise (right) and a technician or engineer work with the drill. Fred has his right foot on the treadle. Jim Lovell has a Data Acquisition Camera in his left hand and has the Hand Tool Carrier (HTC) at his right hand. A detail shows the tops of their OPSs. Note the different patterns of Velcro strips on the tops of their OPSs, the antenna colors and the different configuration of hoses and coverings on their right side of their OPSs. The lettering on Jim's RCU nametag definitely is red. Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-83 ( 136k or 962k )
Fred Haise (foreground left) and Jim Lovell separate core stem sections using a hand wrench. Jim's yo-yo is clearly visible on his left hip and, as indicated in a detail, we have a clear view of the curved armband and spiral binding of the cuff checklist. The set of five small objects visible between his hands are core stem caps. The different colors of the OPS antennas is clear in this picture. Note that Fred has the DAC mounted on his RCU and that there is a tempa-label on the handle of his UHT. Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-84 ( 128k or 947k )
Fred Haise (red antenna, facing us) and Jim Lovell with the Hand Tool Carrier (HTC). Photo filed 3 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-0016 ( 120k )
Jim Lovell (left) aligns the high-gain antenna while Fred Haise works at the ALSEP Bay. 4 February 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
Flag Deployment ( 126k )
Jim Lovell practices flag deployment. 4 February 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-27034 ( 3.3 Mb )
Fred Haise carries the Solar Wind Collector (SWC) during training. Note the black strap on Haise's right forearm. Note, also, that Fred has a 16-mm Data Acquisition Camera (DAC) mounted on his RCU. 4 February 1970. Scan courtesy NASA Johnson.
S70-27038 ( 172k )
Jim Lovell and Fred Haise appear to be opening the large sample bag that fits in the center of the Hand Tool Carrier at the left. 4 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-27037 ( 108k or 585k)
Jim Lovell collects a sample with the tongs during training. The Hand Tool Carrier is behind him at the right and the Central Station and other ALSEP instruments are behind him at the left. The reflection in Jim's visor indicates that Fred Haise took this picture. 4 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-62 (216k or 578k)
Apollo 13 Backup Commander John Young practices trenching at the Cape. The type of long-handled scoop shown here was never used on the Moon. The Apollo Lunar Surface Close-up Camera is to the right of the gnomon. Note that John does not have distinguishing stripes on his suit at this time. 19 February 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-63 (0.3 Mb or 2.8 Mb)
Side view of John Young trenching at the Cape, with Charlie Duke watching. Note that Charlie appears to have a battery-powered DAC mounted on his RCU. The Apollo Lunar Surface Close-up Camera is to the right of the gnomon. 19 February 1970. Scan courtesy Maggie Persinger, KSC.
KSC-70PC-67 (0.3 Mb or 2.9 Mb)
John Young (left) pours a sample into a 'Dixie Cup' sample bag in a holder on the Hand Tool Carrier (HTC). Charlie Duke may be taking a cross-Sun "after". Note that John does not have distinguishing stripes on his suit. 19 February 1970. Scan courtesy Maggie Persinger, KSC.
70-H-259 (111k or 797k)
Jim Lovell (left), Ken Mattingly, and Fred Haise climb into a Command Module mock-up for egress training in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo filed 24 February 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Jim Lovell (left), Ken Mattingly, and Fred Haise climb into a Command Module mock-up for egress training aboard 'Retriever'. 24 February 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
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Fred Haise (left), Jim Lovell, and Ken Mattingly aboard 'Retriever'. 24 February 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
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Fred Haise (left), Ken Mattingly, and Jim Lovell aboard 'Retriever'. 24 February 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
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Jim Lovell poses in an oxygen mask aboard 'Retriever'. 24 February 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
70-H-257 ( 89k or 675k )
Apollo 13 water egress training in Gulf of Mexico. Photo filed 24 February 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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The Lovell Family: Barbara (born 13 October 1953), Marilyn, Jeffrey (born 14 January 1966), Jim, and Susan ( born 14 July 1958). Son Jay (born 15 February 1955) was a student at St. John's Military Academy in Wisconsin and wasn't present for the photo session. March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-30534 ( 72k )
View of the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle. 9 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-HC-300 ( 132k or 1151k )
Jim Lovell celebrates his 42nd birthday. This is the earliest picture currently in the ALSJ that shows Jim with red stripes on his suit. Photo filed 25 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-H-444 ( 95k )
Jim Lovell examines a large birthday card. Photo filed 25 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-445 ( 95k )
Jim Lovell serves pieces of his birthday cake. Photo filed 25 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-446 ( 86k )
Ken Mattingly suited up prior to the Countdown Demonstration Test. Photo filed 26 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-HC-292 ( 140k or 1278k )
The Apollo 13 crew walks to the transfer van prior to the Countdown Demonstration Test. Photo filed 26 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-H-450 ( 86k )
In the White Room, Pad Leader Guenter Wendt jokes with a member of the Apollo 13 crew while Jim Lovell (center) watches. Photo filed 26 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70P-130 ( 86k )
Fred Haise (left), Jim Lovell, and Ken Mattingly board the transfer van after the successful completion of the Countdown Demonstration Test. 26 March 1970. Scan courtesy NASA KSC.
S70-32726 ( 1.5 Mb or 141k )
The Apollo lens brush was first flown on Apollo 13 and, on the later missions was used on Hasselblads and TV lenses to good effect. The bristles were made of an unidentified soft hair to avoid scratching the lenses. Photo logged 27 March 1970. Scan courtesy Susan Phipps, NASA Johnson.
NoID-PLSS ( 124k )
Pre-flight views of the back of Fred Haise's PLSS (left) and, presumably, the front of Jim Lovell's (right). 3 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-70 ( 104k )
Jim Lovell poses at the launch pad. 6 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-71 ( 112k )
Fred Haise poses at the launch pad. 6 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-72 ( 100k )
Ken Mattingly poses at the launch pad. 6 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-73 ( 144k )
Fred Haise (left) Jim Lovell, and Ken Mattingly pose in front of the launch pad. 6 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-H-621 ( 135k or 839k )
Fred Haise (left) Jim Lovell, and Ken Mattingly pose in front of the launch pad. 6 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-474 ( 104k or 869k )
Fred Haise (left) and Jim Lovell walk out to their T-38 aircraft at Patrick AFB. Photo dated 8 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-472 ( 87k or 669k )
Jim Lovell prepares to take off in T-38 aircraft during training at Patrick AFB. Photo dated 6 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-76 ( 156k )
Fred Haise works in the LM simulator. The Environmental Control System (ECS) is on the righthand side of the image. 7 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-467 ( 142k or 1010k )
Jim Lovell descends from the Command Module simulator at KSC. Photo dated 7 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-473 ( 111k or 854k )
Fred Haise prepares to take off in T-38 aircraft at Patrick AFB. Photo dated 8 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-475 ( 98k )
Jack Swigert sits in a pristine space suit. Photo dated 8 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-78 ( 156k )
Deke Slayton (yellow shirt), Jim Lovell, and Ken Mattingly listen to Jack Swigert. 9 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-724 ( 116k )
Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell pose on the day before launch. Swigert had just replaced Ken Mattingly as CMP after Mattingly was exposed to German Measles. Photo dated 10 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-HC-541 ( 140k or 1136k )
Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell pose on the day before launch. Photo dated 10 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-34767 ( 228k or 935k )
Jack Swigert, Jim Lovell, and Fred Haise pose on the day before launch. 10 April 1970. Research by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-36485 ( 119k )
Jim Lovell (left), Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise pose on the day before launch. 10 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-492 ( 212k )
Fred Haise (left), Jim Lovell, and Jack Swigert, at breakfast on launch day. Photo filed 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-494 ( 116k or 943k )
Fred Haise (left) and Jim Lovell during pre-launch breakfast. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
NoID-Swigert ( 96k )
Jack Swigert at breakfast on launch day. 11 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
70-HC-429 ( 72k or 585k )
Jim Lovell's suit. Note the covers protecting the neck and wrist rings. Photo dated 11 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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Jim Lovell during suit-up on launch day. 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-HC-329 ( 120k or 1052k )
Jim Lovell during suit-up. Photo dated 11 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-H-501 ( 89k or 736k )
Jim Lovell during suit-up. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-34849 ( 78k )
Jack Swigert during suit-up. 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
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Jack Swigert during suit-up. 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-503 ( 125k or 929k )
Jack Swigert during suit-up. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-496 ( 126k or 914k )
Jack Swigert during suit-up. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-34851 ( 115k )
Fred Haise and a tech check comm during suit-up. 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-502 ( 100k or 805k )
Fred Haise during suit-up. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-499 ( 116k )
The Apollo 13 crewmembers prepare to leave the suit-up room. Photo dated 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-497 ( 211k )
NASA caption: "Astronaut secretary Martha Caballero wishing Apollo 13 commander James A. Lovell, Jr. good luck." Photo dated 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-500 ( 87k )
Jim Lovell leads Fred Haise and Jack Swigert to the transfer van. Photo dated 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-498 ( 111k )
The Apollo 13 crewmembers make their way to the Transfer Van for the trip out to the launch pad. Photo dated 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-495 ( 126k or 1008k )
Jim Lovell leads Jack Swigert and Fred Haise to the Transfer van. Deke Slayton is behind and to the left of Haise. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-105 ( 99k )
The Apollo 13 crew at the base of the launch tower. 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-111 ( 99k )
Guenter Wendt, seated at the Command Module hatch, signals to the crew. 11 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-31774 ( 72k or 434k )
An artist's fanciful view of the Apollo 13 crew working on the lunar surface. Among other problems: (1) stars are not readily seen in the daylight lunar sky by either the human eye or a camera because of the brightness of the sunlight surface; (2) the streaks in the sky are highly implausible; (3) no Apollo Commander would have landed in a place with a rocky outcrop so short a distance downrange; and, (4) it would have been extremely difficult for an astronaut in a pressurized Apollo suit to climb up on a rock as shown here. Scan by Kipp Teague.
Apollo 13 Plaque ( 82k )
This is a facsimile of the replacement plaque flown on the mission - possibly in the LM cabin as shown in the Ron Howard film Apollo 13. Scan by Frederic Artner.


Vehicle Assembly, Transport and Launch Pad Preps

 

69-H-1791 ( 140k )

Apollo 13 CSM in Assembly and Test. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-69P-683 ( 158k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V with boilerplate spacecraft during transfer move from High Bay 2 to High Bay 3. 8 August 1969. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
Roll-Around ( 120k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V with boilerplate spacecraft during transfer move from High Bay 2 to High Bay 3. 8 August 1969. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
Roll-Around ( 120k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V with boilerplate spacecraft during transfer move from High Bay 2 to High Bay 3. 8 August 1969. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-69P-684 ( 140k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V with boilerplate spacecraft during transfer move from High Bay 2 to High Bay 3. 8 August 1969. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
69-HC-1048 ( 136k or 853k )
Two views of LM-7 being moved from altitude chamber to low bay work stand at Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at the Cape. Photo dated 10 October 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
69-HC-1260 ( 148k or 986k )
The third stage adapter is lowered into place over the Lunar Module during stacking in the VAB. 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
69-H-1792 ( 115k )
Apollo 13 command-and-service module being moved to integrated workstand for final mating to spacecraft launch adapter. Photo dated 10 December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
69-HC-1148 ( 200k or 1432k )
Apollo 13 spacecraft before mating to launch vehicle in VAB. Photo dated 10 December 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
69-HC-1147 ( 176k or 1569k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V in VAB during mating of spacecraft. Photo dated 10 December 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-69PC-820 ( 92k or 1001k )
Apollo 13 bathed in floodlight during early-morning rollout. 16 December 1969. Scan by J. L. Pickering.
69-H-1911 (58k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V during rollout. Photo dated 16 December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
69-HC-1268 ( 120k or 1032k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V during rollout. Photo dated 16 December 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
69-H-1909 ( 74k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V during rollout. Photo dated 16 December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
69-H-1906 ( 132k or 1204k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V during rollout. Photo dated 16 December 1969. Scan by ????.
KSC-69PC-825 ( 176k or 1267k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V during rollout. 16 December 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-69PC-826 ( 109k or 375k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V during rollout. 16 December 1969. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
69-H-1908 ( 136k )
Apollo 13 rollout. Photo dated 16 December 1969. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
69-HC-1269 ( 116k or 1093k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V on pad 39A after rollout. Photo dated 16 December 1969. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-32990 ( 148k or 277k )
Apollo 13 on the pad. 24 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-32989 ( 68k )
Apollo 13 on the pad. 24 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-442 ( 188k )
The crawler is moved into position under the Mobile service Structure. Photo dated 24 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
70-H-448 ( 140k )
The Mobile Service Structure approaches the Apollo 13 spacecraft from the right. Photo dated 24 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-68 ( 136k or 290k )
The Apollo 13 CSM and Escape Tower from the Mobile Service Structure. 24 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-536 ( 176k or 1213k )
The Apollo 13 CSM and Escape Tower from the Mobile Service Structure. Photo dated 24 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-537 ( 92k or 836k )
The Apollo 13 stack from the Mobile Service Structure. Photo dated 24 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-289 ( 120k )
Liquid Oxygen vents from Apollo 13 during a Countdown Demonstration Test. Photo dated 24 March 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70C-1049 ( 136k or 1323k )
The Apollo 13 CSM and Escape Tower from the Mobile Service Structure. 25 March 1970. Research by J.L. Pickering.
70-HC-351 ( 152k or 1227k )
View of Apollo 13 Saturn V from the tower during Countdown Demonstration Test. Photo dated 25 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-HC-291 ( 52k or 671k )
Nighttime view of Apollo 13 Saturn V on pad during Countdown Demonstration Test. Photo dated 25 March 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-H-447 ( 148k )
View of Apollo 13 from the Mobile Service Structure. Photo dated 31 March 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70C-1491 ( 93k or 871k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V on the pad at dusk. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70C-1492 ( 203k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V on the pad enclosed in the Mobile Service Structure (MSS). Scan by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70C-1499 ( 156k or 1211k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V viewed from the Mobile Service Structure during MSS rollback. 10 April 1970. Research by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70C-1490 ( 108k or 863k )
Apollo 13 silhouetted by sunset following MSS pullback. 10 April 1970. Research by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70C-1494 ( 176k or 1044k )
Apollo 13 on pad at sunset following MSS pullback. 10 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-104 ( 302k )
Apollo 13 ready for launch. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-43 ( 380k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V on the launch pad at sunset. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-176 ( 141k or 295k )
Apollo 13 Saturn V spotlit on the launch pad. Scan by Kipp Teague.


Saturn V Launch

 

KSC-70PC-178 ( 187k or 403k )

Apollo 13 launch. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-34747 ( 126k or 295k )
Apollo 13 launch. 11 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-34853 ( 96k )
Apollo 13 launch. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-160 ( 92k or 300k )
Apollo 13 launch. Research by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-159 ( 160k )
Apollo 13 yaws away from the launch tower during lift-off. It has risen about one quarter of its own height. Research by J.L. Pickering.
KSC-70PC-107 ( 131k or 295k )
Apollo 13 yaws away from the launch tower during lift-off. It has risen about half its own height. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-34747 ( 124k )
Apollo 13 lift-off during the yaw maneuver from a different perspective. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-34855 ( 131k or 156k )
Apollo 13 clears the tower. Scan by Kipp Teague.


In-Flight Photos

 

S70-35139 ( 132k )

Gene Kranz, with his back to us, at right center watches a TV transmission from the Apollo 13 crew moments before the accident that crippled the mission. Fred Haise can be seen on the large screen at the upper right. 13 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-34986 ( 136k or 657k )
(NASA Caption) "A group of eight astronauts and flight controllers monitor the console activity in the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) of the Mission Control Center (MCC) during the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission. Seated, left to right, are MOCR Guidance Officer Raymond F. Teague; Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, and Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Standing, left to right, are Scientist-Astronaut Anthony W. England; Astronaut Joe H. Engle; Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan; Astronaut Ronald E. Evans; and M.P. Frank, a flight controller. When this picture was made, the Apollo 13 moon landing had already been cancelled, and the Apollo 13 crewmen were in transearth trajectory attempting to bring their crippled spacecraft back home." Mitchell and Shepard, along with Stu Roosa, are the Apollo 14 Prime Crew and Cernan, Evans, and Engle the Apollo 14 Back-up Crew. Tony England, who confirmed the following in a January 2006 e-mail, was to have been the Apollo 13 EVA CapCom; and later, at the request of John Young who was the Backup Commander on Apollo 13, Tony served with distinction as Mission Scientist and EVA CapCom on Apollo 16. 13 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-35583 ( 164k )
Standing in front of the Apollo 9 CM at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Reginald Turnhill of the BBC makes a tape for TV transmission back to his home country during the Apollo 13 mission.. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
AS13-59-8490/1 Red-Blue Anaglyph ( 20k )
Red-blue anaglyph by Erik van Meijgaarden.
AS13-59-8491 ( 84k )
16-mm camera and magazine in the purse. Scan by Ulli Lotzmann.
AS13-60-8591 ( 161k )
View of Earth. Scan by Kipp Teague.

Journal Contributor Paul White has made detailed comparisons of cloud patterns seen in a large number of Apollo images with imagery taken at close to the same time by various meteorlogical satellites.

AS13-61-8727 ( 100k )
View thru the LM rendezvous window of the Moon beyond the Command Module. Scan by Kipp Teague.
AS13-62-8885 ( 116k or 817k )
View of the Moon out a LM window. Scan courtesy NASA Johnson.
AS13-62-8909 ( 196k or 1046k )
View of the Moon out a LM window. Journal Contributor Danny Caes writes, "The two major craters in this photograph are Chaplygin (just left of centre), and Schliemann (below centre)." Scan courtesy NASA Johnson.
AS13-62-8922 ( 92k )
Oblique view of the lunar farside. Scan by Kipp Teague.
AS13-62-8988 ( 128kk )
Lovell asleep in the LM, wearing his EVA boots. Scan by Ulli Lotzmann.
S70-35013 ( 137k or 954k )
Deke Slayton (check jacket) shows the adapter devised to make use of square Command Module lithium hydroxide canisters to remove excess carbon dioxide from the Apollo 13 LM cabin. As detailed in Lost Moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger, the adapter was devised by Ed Smylie. From left to right, members of Slayton's audience are Flight Director Milton L. Windler, Deputy Director/Flight Operations Howard W. Tindall, Director/Flight Operations Sigurd A Sjoberg, Deputy Director/Manned Spaceflight Center Christopher C. Kraft, and Director/Manned Spaceflight Center Robert R. Gilruth. 15 April 1970. Scan by Eric Jones.
AS13-62-8929 ( 162k or 583k )
Inflight photo of the device constructed by the crew from duct tape, maps and other materials they had on hand as per instructions provided by Houston. This device allowed use of box-shaped Command Module lithium hydroxide canisters in conjunction with the LM Environmental Control system, which is the large white unit that fills most of the frame. The LM LiOH canisters were cylindrical in shape and fit into the receptacles at the lower left. Compare with the LM-ECS diagram ( 245k ). Scan by John Fongheiser.
AS13-62-9004 ( 144k or 682k )
Interior view of the Apollo 13 Lunar Module (LM) during the trouble-plagued journey back to Earth. This photograph shows some of the temporary hose connections and apparatus which were necessary when the three astronauts moved form the Command Module to use the LM as a 'lifeboat'. Astronaut John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot, is on the right. On the left, an astronauts holds in his right hand the feed water bag from the Portable Life Support System (PLSS). It is connected to a hose (in center) from the Lunar Topographic (Hycon) camera. In the background is the 'mail box', a jerry-rigged arrangement which the Apollo 13 astronauts built to use the Command Module lithium hydroxide canisters to purge carbon dioxide from the Lunar Module. Lithium hydroxide is used to scrub CO2 from the spacecraft's atmosphere. Since there was a limited amount of lithium hydroxide in the LM, this arrangement was rigged up to utilize the canisters from the CM. The "mail box" was designed and tested on the ground at the Manned Spacecraft Center before it was suggested to the Apollo 13 crewmen. Because of the explosion of one of the oxygen tanks in the Service Module, the three crewmen had to use the LM as a 'lifeboat'. NASA caption. Scan by Kipp Teague.
AS13-60-8591 ( 68k )
View of Earth from Apollo 13. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-35368 ( 133k or 1386k )
Mission Control during final 24 hours of Apollo 13 mission. April 16, 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
AS13-59-8500 ( 55k or 415k )
View of the severely damaged Service Module after separation. 17 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
AS13-59-8562 ( 104k )
View of the top of Apollo 13 Lunar Module Aquarius after separation. The plus-Z strut with the ladder attached is at the bottom of the image. 17 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
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The Apollo 13 Command Module approaches splashdown. 17 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
KSC-70PC-121 ( 90k )
Apollo 13 splashdown. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-15870 ( 105k )
Apollo 13 splashdown. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.


Recovery and Post-flight Photos

 

70-HC-482 ( 136k or 1201k )

Apollo 13 recovery operations. Photo dated 17 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-35631 ( 98k )
Jim Lovell (center) gestures in the recovery raft while a Navy diver positions the lift cage. Fred Haise is on the left side of the raft with Jack Swigert partly hidden beyond him. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-256 ( 139k )
Jack Swigert is raised to the recovery helicopter after splashdown. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
KSC-70PC-0130 ( 57k )
Fred Haise (left), Jim Lovell, and Jack Swigert emerge from the recovery helicopter on-board the aircraft carrier Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-35145 ( 104k or 257k )
Mission Control in Houston celebrates the safe return of the Apollo 13 crew. Gene Kranz is smoking a celebratory cigar at the right while Deke Slayton, in front of the mission patch, shakes hands. 17 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
70-H-652 ( 186k or 1288k )
Navy helicopters lowers net to pick up rescue swimmers of U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition team. Photo dated 17 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-35606 ( 160k or 393k )
Rear Admiral Donald C. Davis (USN), Recovery Task Force Commander, welcomes Fred Haise (left), Jack Swigert, and Jim Lovell aboard the U.S. Iwo Jima after their safe return to Earth. 17 April 1970. Scan by Kipp Teague.
S70-15520 ( 261k )
Jim Lovell (left), Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert receive a phone call on board the Iwo Jima. The fact that it is a group call and that a photo was taken suggest that the call is from President Nixon. 17 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-15653 ( 248k )
Navy divers pose with the Command Module before it is hoisted aboard the Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
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Navy divers pose with the Command Module before it is hoisted aboard the Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-16000 ( 224k )
Navy divers prepare the Command Module for hoisting. 17 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-35632 ( 216k )
The Apollo 13 Command Module being hosted aboard the Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-15531 ( 104k )
The Apollo 13 Command Module after being hosted aboard the Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-15507 ( 209k )
Jack Swigert (left) and Jim Lovell examine the Command Module aboard the Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-15961 ( 214k )
Interior of the Command Module during inspection onboard the Iwo Jima. April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-15501 ( 109k )
Jim Lovell reads a newspaper account of the Apollo 13 recovery. 17 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-16004 ( 297k )
Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert at dinner on the Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-16007 ( 297k )
Jim Lovell at dinner on the Iwo Jima. 17 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-15511 ( 112k )
U. S. President Richard Nixon (right) welcomes the Apollo 13 crew safely home. Jack Swigert is at the left, then Fred Haise, and Jim Lovell. 18 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-15526 ( 132k )
Fred Haise (left), Jim Lovell, President Nixon, and Jack Swigert at Hickham Air Force Base, Hawaii. 18 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-15762 ( 193k )
Jim Lovell (left), Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise at Hickham Air Force Base, Hawaii. 18 April 1970. Scan by J.L. Pickering.
S70-35747 ( 72k )
Jim Lovell (left), Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise in Houston. 20 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-35748 ( 71k )
Deke Slayton (center foreground), Jim Lovell (left rear), Jack Swigert (center rear), and Fred Haise (center right) meet with Wernher von Braun in Houston. 20 April 1970. Scan by Ed Hengeveld.
S70-51890 ( 168k )
Apollo astronauts and Soyuz 9 crew at a backyard party: (left-to-right) Armstrong, Aldrin, Anders, Nikolayev, McDivitt, Conrad, Cunningham, Stafford, Swigert, Gordon, Schweickart, Scott, Lovell, Slayton, Sevastyanov. 1970. Photo research by Jim Murray and Peter Duncan. Scan by Kipp Teague.
21st Astronautical Congress ( 2.8 Mb )
This article was published in the Augsburger Allgemeine of 9 Ocgtober 1970 and is used with permission. Scan by Klaus Zeitner, who also provided a translation into English.
S71-52266 ( 100k or 566k )
Jack Swigert poses with a LM model. December 1971. Scan by Kipp Teague.
Splashdown Location ( 750k )
This Mike Dinne was the Deputy Director at NASA's Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station during Apollo and provides a scan of a map he used during Apollo 13. It shows the post-launch Rev 1 and 2 ground tracks for launches at the beginning and end of the launch window. An on-time launch would have left the Cape on an azimuth of 72 degrees while a launch at the end of the window would have left on an azimuth of 96 degrees. Apollo 13 launched on time. Mike marked the splashdown location soon after the crew was safely recovered.
Jim Lovell's EV Gloves ( 38k )
This Ulrich Lotzmann photo shows the gloves on display at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
Jim Lovell's left EVA Glove, Cuff Checklist, and LEVA (1.3 Mb)
Jim Lovell's flown LEVA, photographed at the Adler Planetarium by Arthur de Wolf This version of the LEVA was first flown on Apollo 13 and included a central eyeshade with a raisable flap. It also included what is known as the 'CDR stripe' introduced at the request of NASA Public Affairs to distinguish between the two LM crewmembers in photographs. On later missions, the stripe was solid red. Lovell obtained NASA permission to incorporate a US Navy anchor on his CDR stripe.


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