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Click to enlargeApollo 13 U.S.S. Iwo Jima Photo

Apollo 13 U.S.S. Iwo Jima
NASA I.D. HQ70-H-641
Date Taken: 04/17/1970

The crew of the Apollo 13 mission step aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima, prime recovery ship for the mission, following splashdown and recovery operations in the South Pacific. Exiting the helicopter, which made the pick-up some four miles from the Iwo Jima are (from left) astronauts Fred. W. Haise, Jr., lunar module pilot; James A. Lovell Jr., commander; and John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot. The Apollo 13 spacecraft splashed down at 12:07:44 pm CST on April 17, 1970.

Credits: NASA/JSC


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