"We never considered an explosion."
NASA's Apollo Program consisted of 17 missions in the 1960s and 1970s to send the first humans to the moon. The program used the mighty Saturn V rocket to launch three astronauts on Apollo spacecraft. Later missions included a Lunar Module for moon landings. It was NASA's Apollo 11 mission in 1969 that landed the first astronauts on the moon (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin) while a third (Michael Collins) remained in orbit. NASA's final Apollo moon mission was Apollo 17 in 1972. Apollo spacecraft also flew astronauts to NASA's Skylab space station, with the final Apollo capsule used in the historic Apollo-Soyuz docking mission with the Soviet Union in 1975. Take a look back at NASA's Apollo history here!
Apollo 13 was NASA's third moon-landing mission, but the astronauts never made it to the lunar surface. Here are the events that transpired.
"I'm naturally concerned. How do things look this morning?" It is 7:06 a.m. CDT on April 14, 1970. Ten hours earlier, almost to the minute, an explosion aboard Apollo 13 put the mission into peril.
A small portion of the metal in NASA's official Apollo 13 50th anniversary medallions flew to the moon and back and are just one of many Apollo 13 mementos you can score.
Fifty years ago today (April 11), three astronauts launched to space, poised to be the next humans to walk on the moon. But things didn't exactly go according to plan.
It was 50 years ago Monday (April 13) that the Apollo 13 crew famously told NASA: "Houston, we've had a problem." You can celebrate the "successful failure" with a NASA documentary and more.
Fred Haise is an ex-NASA astronaut most famous for his role as the lunar module pilot on the nearly-disastrous Apollo 13 mission.
Using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers have recreated the Apollo 13 trip around the moon.
The flight plans had been filed, the logistics confirmed and the countdown was on to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. Then, the world had a problem.
Jack Swigert was an expert pilot and NASA astronaut most famous for his role as command module pilot for Apollo 13.
A proposal to land the Apollo lunar module on the reverse side of a new $1 coin has been waved off by the committees reviewing the design.
Apollo 15 astronaut Alfred M. Worden, who performed the first-ever spacewalk in deep space while on his way home from the moon in 1971, has died at the age of 88.
The moon and Earth may be more different than long thought, challenging existing models for how the moon formed, a new study finds.
The Cosmosphere space museum is expanding its SpaceWorks restoration and replication division to include a line of space artifact rentals, beginning with an Apollo 13 50th anniversary exhibit.
A former NASA manager who was in mission control when Apollo 13 "had a problem" worked with a small postal service to celebrate the missions's 50th anniversary with new set of stamps.
'Columbia' is once again destined for the District of Columbia. The command module is returning to the National Air and Space Museum after a two-year, five-city tour.