Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Apollo 13

Title: 
Apollo 13
Full Description: 
Overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center at the Manned Spacecraft Center, during the fourth television transmission from the Apollo 13 spacecraft while enroute to the Moon. Eugene F. Kranz (foreground, back to camera), one of four Apollo 13 Flight Directors, views the large screen at front of MOCR. Astronaut Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot, is seen on the screen. The fourth television transmission from the Apollo 13 mission was on the evening of April 13, 1970. Shortly after the transmission ended and during a routine proceedure that required the crew to flip a switch that stirred one of the cryogenic liquid oxygen tanks, an explosion occurred that ended any hope of a lunar landing and jeopordized the lives of the three crew members.
Date: 
04/13/1970
NASA Center: 
Headquarters
Subject Category: 
Apollo 13
Keywords: 
13
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Apollo 13
facet_when: 
04-13-1970
facet_when_year: 
1970
Image #: 
S-70-35136
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001608.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001608
Center: 
HQ
Center Number: 
S-70-35136
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001608
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL