April 11, 1970 saw the successful launch of the seventh manned mission in NASA’s Apollo space program. View of Mission Control Center during the Apollo 13 oxygen cell failure Two days later, after one of the craft’s oxygen tanks exploded and severely crippled the craft’s oxygen and power supplies, Apollo commander Jim Lovell uttered the famous words: “Houston, we have a problem!” Suddenly, the focus of the Apollo 13 mission changed from moon landing and exploration to saving the lives of the three astronauts and returning them safely back home. Mission controllers back at Kennedy Space Center were tasked with developing and testing ways of repairing the damaged systems within the crippled craft.
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