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It was the thirteenth scheduled lunar space exploration mission, scheduled for liftoff at the thirteenth minute after the thirteenth hour. The Lunar landing was scheduled for the thirteenth day of the month. All it lacked was a Friday to be a paraskevidekatriaphobe’s worst nightmare.

Apollo 13, the third planned Lunar-landing mission, was scheduled for launch on April 11, 1970 but did not lift off until the 13th. The launch, itself, went according to plan, if an hour late.

It was later, during a routine maintenance task that the crew heard a loud bang and soon after the technicians in flight control heard a disturbing message from Apollo 13. Jack Swigert said, "OK Houston, we've had a problem here."

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Pictures of Apollo 13 Mission - View of Mission Control Center during the Apollo 13 emergency returnView of Mission Control Center during the Apollo 13 emergency returnPictures of Apollo 13 Mission - View of Mission Control Center during Apollo 13 splashdownView of Mission Control Center during Apollo 13 splashdownPictures of Apollo 13 - View of damaged Apollo 13 Service Module from the Lunar/Command ModulesView of damaged Apollo 13 Service Module from the Lunar/Command ModulesPictures of Apollo 13 - View of damaged Apollo 13 Service Module from the Lunar/Command ModulesView of damaged Apollo 13 Service Module from the Lunar/Command Modules
Pictures of Apollo 13 Mission - The Actual Apollo 13 Prime CrewThe Actual Apollo 13 Prime CrewPictures of Apollo 13 - Telescopic photograph of Apollo 13 spacecraft in translunar trajectoryTelescopic photograph of Apollo 13 spacecraft in translunar trajectoryPictures of Apollo 13 Mission - President Nixon at Hickam AFB congratulates Astronaut James LovellPresident Nixon at Hickam AFB congratulates Astronaut James LovellPictures of Apollo 13 Mission - Astronaut John Swigert with "Mailbox"Astronaut John Swigert with "Mailbox"
Pictures of Apollo 13 - Astronaut James Lovell reads newspaper account of Apollo 13 safe recoveryAstronaut James Lovell reads newspaper account of Apollo 13 safe recoveryPictures of Apollo 13 Mission - Apollo 13 space vehicle during Countdown Demonstration TestApollo 13 space vehicle during Countdown Demonstration TestPictures of Apollo 13 Mission - Apollo 13 prime crewmembers during water egress trainingApollo 13 prime crewmembers during water egress trainingPictures of Apollo 13 Mission - Apollo 13 prime crew portraitApollo 13 prime crew portrait
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