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Apollo 13 - Gene Kranz Celebrates Safe Recovery

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Gene Kranz played a leading role in the safe return of Apollo 13's astronauts.  In this photo, he celebrates their recovery by the USS Iwo Jima

This is NASA's description of the image:

Mission Control in Houston celebrates the safe return of the Apollo 13 crew. Gene Kranz is smoking a celebratory cigar at the right while Deke Slayton [who helped formulate the "mail box" repair], in front of the mission patch, shakes hands. 17 April 1970.

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Image S70-35145; online, courtesy NASA.

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