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Featured Flashback: Jim Lovell Recounts Apollo 13's Chance of Survival

In celebration of Apollo 13’s return home 50 years ago, hear from astronaut Jim Lovell as he remembers their slim chance of survival after the explosion in a service module oxygen tank. The incredible work of the astronauts and Mission Control crew caused Apollo 13 to forever be known as a “successful failure.” While it may not have fulfilled its mission to land on the Moon, it did safely return the crew and gave them unmatched experience in rescue procedures.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Tell Me a Story video series shares incredible experiences from real astronauts. For a complete playlist of this series and Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch, explore through the visitor complex’s YouTube Channel, ExploreSpaceKSC.

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