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The Apollo 13 Crew and President Nixon

Amazing Rescues

The Apollo 13 Crew and President Nixon

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When an explosion rocked the Apollo 13 spaceship on April 13, 1970, the third lunar landing mission quickly became a fight for survival for the three men on board and an intense rescue operation for mission control in Houston. The astronauts survived by returning in the spacecraft's lunar module.

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