Apollo 13 Spacecraft Hoisted onto Recovery Ship
May 5, 2003
Crewmen aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima, prime recovery ship for the Apollo 13 mission, guide the Command Module (CM) atop a dolly on board the ship. The CM is connected by strong cable to a hoist on the vessel. The Apollo 13 crewmen were already aboard the Iwo Jima when this photograph was taken. The Apollo 13 spacecraft splashed down at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970 in the South Pacific Ocean.
Topics: Environment, Apollo 13, Apollo 1, Apollo program, South Pacific ocean, USS Iwo Jima, Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo 17, Apollo spacecraft