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Great APOLLO 13 Splashdown Space Mission 1970 Newspaper
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Apollo 13, splashdown, safe, newspaper 1970

 
Great APOLLO 13 Splashdown Space Mission 1970 Newspaper
 
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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg MA, Massachusetts, April 17, 1970 

* Apollo 13 manned lunar-landing mission 
* Splashdown, averts disaster (1st report)
* Main focus of Tom Hanks 1995 movie block buster
 

This 18 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page:

* They're Home-Apollo Splashes Down

with photo of two of the wives. Tells of the famous mission which would end up being one of the greatest survival stories to occur in aviation. The phrase 'Houston, we have a problem' would go down in history as one of the most famous phrases involving the space industry.

Other news of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Apollo 13 intended to be the third manned lunar-landing mission, part of Project Apollo under NASA in the United States. The crew members were Commander James A. Lovell, Command Module pilot John L. "Jack" Swigert, and Lunar Module pilot Fred W. Haise.

It launched on April 11, 1970 at 13:13 CST. Two days after the launch, an electrical fault caused an explosion in a Service Module oxygen tank. The explosion also damaged the other oxygen tank or its plumbing, resulting in a complete loss of the 2 oxygen tanks, as well as electrical power. The command module remained fully functional on its own batteries and oxygen tank - but they were sufficient only for the last hours of the mission during re-entry and landing. The crew shut down the Command Module and used the Lunar Module as a "lifeboat" for the return to earth. Despite great hardship caused by severely limited power, cabin heat, and potable water, the crew successfully returned to Earth and the mission eventually became known as a "successful failure", meaning that, although the crew failed to meet their objective, they had survived the trip and returned to Earth.[3] A radio transmission from Lovell[4] during the mission, "Houston, we've had a problem", spawned the misquoted phrase in popular culture, "Houston, we have a problem".
 
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