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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #40 on: 04/17/2020 04:52 pm »
Image shows a selection of the news releases, info packages and flyers for Apollo-13 from 1969-1970.

These were in addition to the NASA press kits and feature reviews   and PR materials from major contractors like Boeing, NAA McDonnell, Rocketdyne, IBM et al.  Usually, a veritable "mountain of information" for each Apollo mission !

Note the Soviet Union news agency Novosti releases re Apollo-13 .


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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #41 on: 04/17/2020 05:05 pm »
 16 April 1970) that the Soviet government  had sent two further ships "Chunikan" and a fishing trawler "No.8452" to the expected area in the Pacific Ocean where Apollo-13 CM was expected to splashdown to offer any necessary help to the USA and its astronauts. Two other ships - "Akademician Rykachev" and "Novopolotsk" - had already been instructed to assist if required.

The same release noted that Soviet cosmonauts - signed by cosmonaut Shatalov -  had also sent a "...safe return to Earth..." message to Apollo-13 crew.

A seperate Novosti release (20 April 1970) noted that USSR President Nikolai Podgorny had sent a telegram to USA President Nixon in connection with the safe return of the Apollo-13 crew asking him to convey ",, best wishes to the courageous astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert...".

In return Nixon had sent telegram to USSR Premier Kosygin expressing profound gratitude for the Soviet government offer of assistance in recovery of Apollo-13 crew.

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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #42 on: 04/17/2020 05:13 pm »
In a 12 JAn 1970 letter reply to me - from NASA PIO Ken Atchison - he noted that the Apollo-13 second LOI maneouver would be combined with the second DOI maneouver placing the combined Apollo-13 CSM/LM into a 60 x 8 nm lunar orbit for the first day.   (|This,of course, would have been   had it not been for the outbound explosion ).Subsequently, the CSM and LM would have undocked, the CSM going into 60 nm lunar orbit with LM going down for landing. This combination would have added an extra 14 seconds of hover capability for Apollo-13 LM during landing phase with other events similat to the Apollo-12 LM descent.


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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #43 on: 04/17/2020 06:29 pm »
https://twitter.com/apollo_50th/status/1251210748849602562

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https://twitter.com/apollo_50th/status/1251217124539809792

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Apollo 13 Command Module Pilot (CMP) John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., is being assisted by swimmers from the Navy underwater demolitions team out of the Odyssey into the waiting life rafts. James A. “Jim” Lovell, Jr., and Fred W. Haise, Jr., are still aboard.
#Apollo13
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https://twitter.com/apollo_50th/status/1251217377871532032

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Apollo 13 Commander (CDR) James A. “Jim” Lovell, Jr., is egressing the Odyssey last, after John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., and then Fred W. Haise, Jr.
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https://twitter.com/apollo_50th/status/1251222153107607555

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The Apollo 13 Recovery helicopter is now aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima. Fred W. Haise, Jr., (left) James A. “Jim” Lovell, Jr., (center) and John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., (right).
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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #44 on: 04/18/2020 08:44 pm »
Some of you might already know about this, but I didn't remember it from the movie, and benefited from the humor of the headline in my Google News feed in the midst of the other memories, "Jack Swigert Forgot to Pay His Taxes". That's also an old Steve Martin joke. If the IRS asks, just tell them you forgot.

From https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/43398/when-did-jack-swigert-realize-that-he-forgot-to-file-his-taxes

Jack Swigert realized that he forgot to pay his taxes around the first hour of the second day. Here's the dialogue from the Apollo 13 transcript: Note, Jack Swigert is the CMP (Command Module Pilot), Jim Lovell is the CDR (Commander), and Joseph Peter Kerwin is the CC (CAPCOM, crew members just call him Joe).

.....He realized he forgot to pay his taxes at 1:00:18 which was on April 12, 1970 around 2:31 PM EST. It's not surprising given the fact that everyone pays their taxes last minute, and Jack Swigert unexpectedly came onboard Apollo 13 (he was a backup).

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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #45 on: 04/25/2020 01:03 am »
I can't let this thread pass without adding an ICYMI (in case you missed it) from my Google News feed last night that was an interview with Jim Lovell 6 months ago in his hometown's "Chicago Magazine". It's a brief article and most of it would already be well known to people who participate here, but check out what he did to Tom Hanks to prepare him for the movie. Imagine being invited to someone's house for a weekend and expecting to be pampered and then this happens:

"When I found out Tom Hanks was playing me in Apollo 13, I invited him for a weekend to a house we have in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. He flew into Austin and I picked him up in my airplane. I thought, You know, if this guy is going to play a naval aviator, we’ve gotta get started right away. After we took off, I said, “Here are some things you should learn to feel in the airplane.” And I started to go up and down to get to zero G. He was hanging in there and not saying anything. Then when we got near the airport, I wanted to show him what it was like the time I lost all my instruments. “You see the runway down there?” I said. “OK, now I’m turning off all the lights in the airplane.” We were flying blind. He was glad to be back down on the ground after that."
 http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/November-2019/Jim-Lovell/
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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #46 on: 06/09/2020 06:48 pm »
The final episode of season two of 'Thirteen Minutes to the Moon' (covering Apollo 13) is now on BBC iPlayer. It was delayed due to Covid 19.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct0v1r

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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #47 on: 10/25/2020 11:19 pm »
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Wow! Extraordinary new look at #Apollo13 damaged SM. My animation of 22 separate remastered @Hasselblad stills has now received 8x #AI interpolation smoothing from DAIN specialist @devonshiresab.

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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #48 on: 10/29/2020 05:55 pm »
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Wow! Extraordinary new look at #Apollo13 damaged SM. My animation of 22 separate remastered @Hasselblad stills has now received 8x #AI interpolation smoothing from DAIN specialist @devonshiresab.

Amazing, almost 3D results really helps appreciate the impact.   #NASA #Photography
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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #49 on: 07/22/2021 10:08 pm »
How many cryo stirs were performed before the mission-ending event at 55h:54m:53s MET?  My analysis of the Apollo 13 Flight Journal transcripts suggests that the final stir was the seventh of the mission. 
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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #50 on: 12/07/2022 05:23 pm »
As Artemis I is about to make its return, important now to compare & learn the detailed history of Apollo 13..

https://twitter.com/SpacesFuture/status/1599979667339235328

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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #51 on: 05/11/2023 06:25 am »
Apollo 13 Original Crew Interviews



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Apollo 13 original crew is interviewed on film to be distributed to TV networks for promotional use on 25th February 1970. The film and audio are available for download separately on the US National Archive.

This video is an attempt to synch the audio to the film so it can once again be seen "whole". The film and audio play at different speeds so this is an attempt to also re-synch the audio to the film. It is by no means perfect.

All film and audio courtesy NASA/US National Archives.
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Re: Apollo 13: 50th Anniversary April 11-17, 2020
« Reply #52 on: 03/09/2024 03:11 am »
This is a fun short video about the models and effects for Apollo 13.




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