Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: Apollo 13 Service Module and Lunar Module as entering Earth's atmosphere

Title: 
Apollo 13 Service Module and Lunar Module as entering Earth's atmosphere
Description: 
An unidentified airline passenger snapped these bright objects, believed to be the Apollo 13 Service Module and Lunar Module as they entered Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean on April 18, 1970. The aircraft, an Air New Zealand DC-8, was midway between the Fiji Islands (Nandi Island, to be specific) and Aukland, New Zealand when the photograph was taken.
Date Taken: 
1970-04-18
Program: 
Apollo
Mission: 
Apollo XIII
Subject Terms: 
13
facet_what: 
Apollo 13
facet_where: 
Fiji
facet_when: 
April 18, 1970
facet_when_year: 
1970
Photo ID: 
S70-17646
Film Type: 
4x5 BW
UID: 
SPD-JSC-S70-17646
original url: 
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