Apollo 13

Remembering NASA Engineer Jerry Woodfill, the Inspiration Behind “13 Things That Saved Apollo 13”

Jerry Woodfill, an engineer who worked diligently behind the scenes during NASA’s Apollo program, has passed away at age 79.…

7 months ago

Even More Things That Saved Apollo 13: The Nail-biting Re-entry Sequence

50 years ago today, on April 17, 1970, the crew of Apollo 13 came home. Safely. Successfully. The world breathed…

2 years ago

Even More Things That Saved Apollo 13: Charging the Batteries

Following the explosion of an oxygen tank in Apollo 13’s Service Module on April 13, 1970, approximately 56 hours into…

2 years ago

Even More Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 1: The Barbecue Roll

Apollo 13 was supposed to be the third mission to land humans on the Moon. But on the night of…

2 years ago

Five Space and Astronomy Activities to do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

We’re in uncharted territory as the world faces the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the medical community is on the front…

2 years ago

How Well Do You Know the Apollo 13 Mission? Take Our 13-Question Quiz

Now that we've celebrated the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13 and completed our series "13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo…

7 years ago

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, Epilogue: The ‘Failure is Not an Option’ Attitude

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today has been featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved…

7 years ago

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 13: Jim Lovell’s 90 Degree Wrong Turn

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today is featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo…

7 years ago

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 12: The ‘Trench’ Band of Brothers

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today is featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo…

7 years ago

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 11: The Caution and Warning System

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today is featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo…

7 years ago