What Apollo 13 Saw


These animations uses data obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter depict views of the lunar surface that would have been visible to the crew of Apollo 13 during its one turn around the Moon, starting with earthset and sunrise and concluding with the time Apollo 13 reestablished radio contact with Mission Control. Also depicted is the path of the free return trajectory around the Moon and a continuous view of the Moon throughout that path. The animations don’t run in real-time but has been sped up for this short video.

Video Credit: NASA

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