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Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

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This view of the severely damaged Apollo 13 Service Module was photographed from the Lunar Module/Command Module following the jettison of the Service Module.

Hear a first-hand account of the explosion that threatened the crewmembers of Apollo 13. Fifty years ago on April 13, 1970, the course of the hopeful 3rd Moon-landing mission drastically changed.


Featured Flashback with Apollo astronaut Fred Haise

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s launch from Kennedy Space Center, hear astronaut Fred Haise talk about how he put himself on an astronaut’s career path.


The prime crew of the Apollo 9 space mission are seen inside an Apollo command module boilerplate during water egress training activity in the Gulf of Mexico. From foreground, are astronauts James A. McDivitt, commander; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

As we all social distance ourselves to protect against COVID-19, learn how astronauts face isolation and quarantine for the sake of science and exploration.

Categories: Astronauts

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex educator speaks about mission patches in one of the educational videos.

Looking for at-home educational activities for children? We’ve got you covered! Learn more about how you can continue to #JoinTheJourney through several online educational resources.


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