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Apollo 13 Planned Landing Site On Moon
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Apollo 13 planned landing site in the Fra Mauro area on the Moon. The Fra Mauro area is a flat, vast highland centred at 17 degrees and 36 minutes west longitude and 3 degrees and 48 minutes south latitude. The pockmarked surface shows numerous small impact craters. The Apollo 13 mission was launched on April 11th 1971 on a Saturn 5 rocket. During the third day of the mission one of the oxygen tanks on the Apollo craft exploded, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing on the Earth.
May 11th, 2013
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