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Sparkling Space Shuttle Keychain

Sparkling Space Shuttle Keychain

Apollo CSM With LEM Color Metal Earth

Apollo CSM With LEM Color Metal Earth

Apollo 13 Mission Patch

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ACCS171553

Apollo 13 Mission Patch

Apollo 13 was planned to be the third manned lunar landing before needing to return to Earth. This is the original NASA patch worn by the crew.
  • Iron on patch
  • Measures 4 inches in diameter

About the Mission:

Lunar trajectory insertion occurred on schedule. The Command Service Module (CSM) then turned and docked with the Lunar Module (LM) and continued on toward the Moon. Then, almost 56 hours after liftoff, a fire broke out in the #2 oxygen tank in the CSM. This led to the loss of all fuel cell power and the other system failures. The mission was aborted and the task of getting the astronauts home safely began. The CSM was powered down and the astronauts entered the LM and used it as a "lifeboat" on the long journey home. As the crippled spacecraft neared Earth, the astronauts re-entered the CSM and jettisoned the Service Module and the Lunar Module. Fortunately, re-entry into Earth's atmosphere occurred normally. The astronauts were safely recovered at the splashdown point in Mid-Pacific after a flight of 142 hours, 54 minutes (five days, 22 hours and five minutes).

Apollo 13 Launch Date: April 11, 1970, 2:13 PM EST Launch Vehicle: Saturn V Crew: Commander: James A. Lovell, Jr. Command Service Module Pilot: John L. Swigert, Jr. Lunar Module Pilot: Fred W. Haise, Jr.

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Brand AB Emblem
SKU ACCS171553