This Day in History

On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 mission launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the goal of landing astronauts on the moon. However, the mission encountered a life-threatening crisis when an oxygen tank exploded two days later, forcing the crew to abort their lunar landing and undertake a perilous journey back to Earth. The successful return of the Apollo 13 crew became one of NASA’s greatest triumphs and a testament to human ingenuity and resilience in the face of adversity.