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Apollo 13 - Separation from Aquarius

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Aquarius was the name of the Lunar Module which Jim Lovell and Fred Haise had planned to use during their Moon trip.  Instead, the tiny capsule turned into a "life boat" for the Apollo 13 crew. 

Fortunately, procedures had been developed - before Apollo 13's emergency - which were implemented to save the men's lives.

This photo depicts Aquarius, after it was disengaged from the command module.  It ultimately burned-up during re-entry.


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Photo online, courtesy NASA.

 

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