This Day In History - Oxygen Tank Bursts on Apollo 13 1970

Oxygen Tank Bursts on Apollo 13 1970

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Event Description

On April 13, 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. Astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise had left Earth two days before for the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon but were forced to turn their attention to simply making it home alive.

Event Location

Apollo 13- In Space