Apollo 13 Crew Arrive on Recovery Ship
May 5, 2003
Apollo 13 crew arrive on prime recovery ship U.S.S. Iwo Jima following splashdown and recovery operations in the South Pacific. Exiting the helicopter which made the pick-up some four miles from the Iwo Jima are (from left) Astronauts Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot; James A. Lovell Jr., commander; and John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot. The Apollo 13 spacecraft splashed down at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Apollo 13, Jim Lovell, Apollo program, Splashdown, Lunar plaque, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert, Apollo 9, Apollo 1