On the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 13, Remember Its Trials and Triumphs at
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise Talks about His Experience on the Famous Mission As Part of Visitor Complex’s ‘Tell Me A Story’ Video Series
April 11 marks the 45th anniversary of the harrowing and heroic Apollo 13 mission, the third mission to land on the moon that became a daring mission to bring three brave astronauts home to Earth. An oxygen tank exploded, leaving the crew without electricity and water – 200,000 miles from Earth. They were forced to orbit the moon without landing and return to Earth. That mission – Apollo 13 – was at the same time one of NASA’s biggest trials and one of its greatest triumphs. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the ideal destination for an immersive experience into the legendary Apollo program, including Apollo 13.
The Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is dedicated to the Apollo program and home to a treasure trove of Apollo equipment and memorabilia. Items from Apollo 13 are housed at the Apollo/Saturn V Center including Commander Jim Lovell’s flight suit, his Command Service Module Rescue Book and Spacesuit Repair Kit. An actual Lunar Module on display is similar to the Apollo 13 Lunar Module, and the focal point of the Center is a majestic 363-foot long Saturn V moon rocket, the workhorse of the Apollo program. Kennedy Space Center also was the launch site for Apollo 13, as well as all the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle missions.
Just in time for the 45th anniversary, Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise talks about his experience aboard Apollo 13 here in the latest addition to the Visitor Complex’s “Tell Me A Story” video series.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey to Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space®: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
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