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Behind the Scenes of the Apollo 13 Recovery, Raw Footage (1970)

KPRC-TV

Silent | 1970

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  •  L to R: Don Saenger, Steve Davadeck, Steve Pollack, and John Hebert 
  •  Bob Chaney mans the live television camera 
  •  Frank Hicks sunbathes 
  •  Receiving supplies from a Japanese tanker 
  •  L to R: Don Saenger, Bill Berdett, Steve Pollack, Leonard Patillo, Carrol Wilson 
  •  John Herbert on the left 
  •  Bill Evans 
  •  Steve Pollack 
  •  Don Saenger and Vince Pecot, left to right in the background. Leonard Patillo and John Herbert, left to right in the foreground.  
  •  Frank Hicks 
  •  Initiation of the pollywogs after crossing the equator 
  •  Leonard Patillo 
  •  Jerry Weaver 
  •  Recovering the Command Module 
  •  Jim Whaley 
  •  Wiley Hamilton steps into the frame 
  •  Group photo in front of a helicopter 
 
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This raw footage chronicles the experience of the KPRC-TV news crew aboard the USS Iwo Jima. Eighteen members from the Houston station traveled aboard the vessel to document the recovery of the Apollo 13 capsule and flight crew. Launched on April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 was to be the third mission to land on the Moon. 55 hours and 55 minutes into flight, however, an oxygen tank exploded in the Service Module, depleting the crew’s oxygen supply and causing multiple fuel cells to fail. NASA soon aborted the original mission, and the safe return and landing of the crew became the primary objective. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on April 17.