Apollo 13 Launched!


Apollo 13 successfully leaves Cape Kennedy, Florida, on April 11, 1970, but had to abort its mission on the 13 because one out of the two oxygen tanks exploded.

The Tech Library holds books, DVDs, and online government documents on the subject (http://goo.gl/qFqMd). The NASA website is one of the many free Internet resources available through the Library website at http://library.atu.edu/research/internetResources.php. Find more information on Apollo 13 from Britannica Academic Edition at http://goo.gl/Gnrnj (must sign in from off-campus).

The image illustrates the severe damages to the Service Module. The explosion ripped it open. The photograph was taken from the Command Module after separation. Image resource: http://goo.gl/LIGjh (NASA).