Original crew photo. Left to right: Lovell, Mattingly, Haise.
The crew of Apollo 13 onboard the USS Iwo Jima following splashdown
Apollo 13 launches from Kennedy Space Center, April 11, 1970.
Left to right: Lovell, Swigert, Haise
Photograph of Glenn by an automatic camera inside Friendship 7
Photo taken by Astronaut John Glenn (with a Minolta Hi-Matic) during his historic Friendship 7 flight
The often (slightly) misquoted words spoken during the Apollo 13 mission
Mission Control Center during the Apollo 13 oxygen cell failure (Photo: NASA)
NASA space missions have always been a source of fascination amongst the general public and films like Apollo 13 have tried to encapsulate the experience of space travel. The famous words “Houston, we've had a problem,” uttered by Lovell on the second day of what was to be the USA's third lunar landing mission, remains just as famous at the aborted mission itself. Now, thanks to British programmer Andrew Godwin, it is possible to view the actual NASA transcripts online. Spacelog.org has published the radio transcripts of the earliest manned NASA missions to space. Currently the site hosts the Apollo 13 transcripts along with Mercury-Atlas 6, John Glenn's mission aboard Friendship 7 as the first American to reach orbit.
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