Apollo 13



DescriptionApollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the AmericanApollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 CST from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module (SM) upon which the Command Module (CM) depended. 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 on April 17.
Year of flight1970
Mission Duration5 days 22 hours 54 minutes 41 seconds
Days of mission6
Launch Date11/04/1970
Landing Date17/04/1970
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)-21.64000, -165.36167
Landing site-21.64000, -165.36167
Launch mass (kg)34339
OperatorNASA
Mission typeManned Lunar Landing
Docked toLunar Module
Days Docked5
Docking date11/04/1970
Undocking date17/04/1970
Reference systemGeocentric
Crew size3
Spacecraft ManucaturerNorth American Rockwell
Spacecraft ManucaturerGrumman
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13