Apollo 13 Prepares for Splashdown
May 5, 2003
The Apollo 13 spacecraft heads toward a splashdown in the South Pacific Ocean. The Apollo 13 Command Module splashed down in the South Pacific at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970. Note the capsule and its parachutes just visible against a gap in the dark clouds.
Topics: Environment, Splashdown, Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo program, AS-202, Apollo 13, Apollo 1, Apollo 17, Apollo spacecraft