The Apollo 13 mission was intended to be a "routine" trip to the moon. But when an oxygen tank exploded the spacecraft was crippled and it's 3-man crew placed in mortal danger. The Lunar Module intended for deployment on the moon's surface instead became a "lifeboat". Scientists and engineers on earth fought a race against time to save the crew. We'll examine the mission which nearly ended in tragedy but instead was a resounding success and in some ways became NASA's finest hour.
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