Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 were successful. Space travel began to feel like a routine event. That ended in April 1970 with Apollo 13. The spacecraft was rocked by a small explosion two days into its mission. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert spent four days struggling to return to Earth. Here is Mission Control in tense moments before the astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.| From Earth to the Moon ... and Back | Kids Discover
Apollo 13 - 40th Anniversary at Kennedy Space Center - Jim Lovell and Fred Haise - Part 1 by Brent Haeseker. This is part 1 of the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 13 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Recorded on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at approximately 10:30am. Not knowing how long my batteries would last (new, untested video camcorder), I didn't get the video started until right after Jim Lovell was introduced and taking the stage. Fred Haise introduction was next.