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april 17, 1970

Posted by Treki on April 17, 2008 at 14:44:14:

Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970. Two days after the launch, the Apollo spacecraft was crippled by an explosion.The crew used the lunar module to survive. Apoll 13 splashed down on this day in 1970 with much of the world watching. Do you remember where you were? What was happening in Castlebar in April 1970? Any memories to share ?

Grumman Corp. had constructed the lunar module and after the successful splash down it is reported to have sent, in jest, an invoice to NASA for towing charges as its lunar module had towed the service and command module around the moon and back to earth !

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