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   Photo ID:

   S70-35606   


   Program:

   Apollo   


   Mission:

   Apollo XIII


   Date Taken:

   1970-04-17


   Film Type:

   35mm BW

Title:
Apollo 13 crew arrive on prime recovery ship U.S.S. Iwo Jima
Description:
Rear Admiral Donald C. Davis, Commanding Officer of Task Force 130, the Pacific Recovery Forces for the Manned Spacecraft Missions, welcomes the Apollo 13 crew aboard the prime recovery ship U.S.S. Iwo Jima following splashdown and recovery operations in the South Pacific. The crewmen (from left) Astronauts Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot; John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot; and James A. Lovell Jr., commander, were transported by helicopter to the ship following a smooth splashdown only about four miles from the Iwo Jima. The Apollo 13 spacecraft splashed down at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970.
Subject Terms:
APOLLO 13 APOLLO PROJECT ARRIVALS ASTRONAUTS CEREMONIES HELICOPTERS NAVY PUBLIC RELATIONS SHIPS
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